Archive for April, 2009

On Obedience

Monday, April 6th, 2009

What a delicate endeavor, obedience.  I’ve always struggled with the subject in my own way, namely, by being very obedient within a highly rewarding and impersonally ordered system, where the rule-maker is invisible (school, formal games, addictions), and very rebellious and contrarian where either a) the rule-maker is known and, inevitably, known to be a flawed human being or group thereof, or b) the system is not highly rewarding.  Often I rebelled against rules because the system was not rewarding because the rules were not well ordered therefore indicative of a flawed human rule-maker, leading me to uncover the idiot behind the great Oz’s curtain–which is just to say, often my reasons for rebelling were/are all interconnected.  (more…)