Why Individual Anarchism Is Good
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Why Individual Anarchism Is Good

Benjamin Franklin once stated that "Rebelliance to tyrants is obedience to God." Can we take his words and implement them in our everyday lives?

Why Individual Anarchism Is Good
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I am in no way an Anarchist. I believe that the world has order and that humans need structure to function safely with each other. However, I do find that in our world power is abused nonstop. There is no one safe from the corruption of the human race globally, nationally and even locally within your own home or otherwise. By acknowledging this concept are we allowed to take the advice of our Enlightenment Era Thinkers and simply rebel. We are definitely taught to respect those in higher positions than us but we are also taught to value ourselves and not let anyone trample over our own rights, so what's the truth?

I am a very verbal person. My personality is strong. I like to get what I want and I will do whatever it takes to get it. I believe you can change the world if you try hard enough because there's no one that can tell you otherwise. By believing that you can only control yourself and your actions negates the concept of other people being able to control you. Despite the threats and then use of power to intimidate I am a very rebellious force. If I feel as if I am being treated wrongly I will speak up regardless of your position. If I feel as if my friends are being treated wrongly I will speak up if they allow me to do so.

Does this mean I disregard my safety? Does this mean I'm being smart? That is an opinionated answer based on the person. Perhaps my decision to be verbal is unsafe and very stupid but I am not the person to sit back and watch power go unchecked. I am not a person to sit back and watch someone who may have been around for two weeks pretend as if he has any jurisdiction over my years upon years of experience. There is a hierarchy and it is not based on title. That hierarchy tends to be based on experience and just because someone is younger than you does not mean they don't have more experience in a different subject than you.

So I say rebel. Rebel if you feel as if you are not being treated the way you deserve to be treated. Rebel if you want to create your own life instead of listening to everyone else's whims. Rebel if you see someone in a position of authority utilizing their power for the wrong reasons.

"Rebellion is when you look society in the face and say I understand who you want me to be but I'm going to show you who I actually am." Anthony Anaxagorou

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