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Obedience to Authority Obedience to authority is necessary for any society to function The point at which obedience to authority becomes dangerous is when it harms other citizens One should obey authority when it is empowered by the society through rules enacted by society Following this policy society can prevent chaos Obedience to prevent chaos is part of our everyday routine For example obedience when driving is necessary When officers give orders in traffic situations obedience is critical for traffic to flow thus citizens to get around towns to work and pay taxes If people overran 1 or 2 officers there is no way to stop herds of people making a run for it An example showing the need for obedience is rioting How could you go to work and pay taxes in this state of Chaos Since people do not generally riot societal order is maintained If society rioted and our armed guard could not stop the chaos society would cease to function Obedience is also enforced due to overwhelming majorities Luckily the greater percentage of people in a society would condone stealing murdering etc For example what if people were to act on whims such as lack of money or passion They would suffer consequences because the majority of society backs up the laws they enacted with the support of their police forces Thus individuals use better judgment and those who do not suffer the consequences Zombardos prison experiments demonstrate this the prisoners follow the guards because they have control and the backing of more forces or so they think Any successful society follows these orders of obedience A citizen must feel safe when venturing to work paying taxes or feeling safe to going out and spend his or her income on goods and services thus running a successful economy Obedience to authority can have devastating effects when used improperly with humans When a human of power abuses his or her power to
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