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Authority

The robed, wigged magistrate looked down from his lofty bench above the gathered crowd. He pointed to me and accused me of treason. The judge stated that he knew I was an American and had betrayed sacred loyalty to the Crown. … Continue reading

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Authority

There is a boundary line between exercising authority and being authoritarian. People who find themselves in positions of power must be keenly aware of the differences if they will be effective leaders or tyrants. Once someone becomes drunk on power … Continue reading

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Questioning Authority

If you have a big strike against you from the very beginning, you have the opportunity to grow ethically and spiritually from it. On the other hand, if you choose to go along with the default mode and submit to accepted … Continue reading

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Authority?

Does authority encourage virtue or does authority inhibit virtue?  Perhaps authority opposes virtue.  Jorge asked about my view of authority over lunch last Sunday.  He told me the question came up during a trucking run to Salt Lake City when … Continue reading

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Follow The Leader?

Interpersonal human dynamics seem complex and nuanced to anyone who takes a few minutes to think about them.  We humans appear to have a need to dominate others, or to be dominated by others. Most of us think we need … Continue reading

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