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Our remote ancestors observed “pecking order” and “hierarchy” in nature, and imitated it with an abundance of “downward directed” authority. An infant spontaneously submits to the domination of parents, but develops some “self-liberation” as its time-perspective broadens. Cultural factors often make it difficult for an individual to be significantly aware of either the self-liberation or the submissiveness. When the extent to which one has ongoing pragmatic modifying of the blend of self-liberation and submissiveness is perceived, it sometimes enhances the fascinating adventure of life. Such modifications of the blending are affected by an individual's experience of time. Children can experience life as a midpoint of an ongoing year. The transformations of adolescence feature an ongoing decade. Each individual grows older automatically. How much maturity is chosen is an individual choice. Even a 40 year old can choose some of the patterns of a child or adolescent. Mature adults of the approximately 35-85 range can flexibly shift how they experience time. When sustainability is adequately emphasized, a mature adult can experience time as a mid-point of a score of millennia. To the extent that mass media promotes a disdain about more than a decade, the sustainability aspirations nurturing interest in federalism are absent. Moreover, a mature adult has had a sufficient amount of experience that decision-making can be based purely upon such unique experiences while ignoring all external authority. Most hopes for a better society depend upon the choices by mature adults who have taken both individual responsibility and social responsibility as important commitments while generally ignoring external authority. However, toddlers, children, adolescents, and youth are advantageously trained to recognize their need to rely significantly upon remote authority, and thus to be submissive to hierarchy.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2007
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