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Why do REBELLIOUS CHILDREN tend to be EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL in life as opposed to OBEDIENT CHILDREN


who don't EVEN achieve the SUCCESS LEVEL that the former does? Many noted celebrities e.g. Vanessa L. Williams and Madonna stated in their biographies/autobiographies that as children and teenagers, they were always breaking their parents' rules. Madonna routinely stated in interviews that she loved the push the envelope even as a child. Vanessa stated that whenever her parents, particularly her mother would tell her not to do something, she did the EXACT OPPOSITE because it was FUN. These actresses had personalities which made them beat the odds and naysayers thus becoming successful!

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    Vanessa Williams stated in interviews that she has always said yes when other people told her no. She stated that NO ONE is going to tell her how and when. She always stated to the negators that they have no idea what she could do and achieve!

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    LOVE your take on the question. Excellent analysis! I was one of the crafty teens you have described!


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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    To Nightwork and Theophanes, both answers are totally spot on and righteous! I totally LOVE both answers!

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    Iburmaster, you are so right. Obedient children have no color so to speak. They are also unremarkable and just fade into the shadows. Rebellious children are leaders and they are highly individualistic souls who KNOW what they want!


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  • Clementine8 4 years ago

    I agree. Our society is structured around obedience and if people dont follow rules then the majority of them fall through the cracks. I have many "rebellious" students and I know life will be difficult for many of them, sadly this is our society.

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    Clementine8, I totally concur! Schools do teach children to become automatons who grow up to be drone worker bees. Schools do not teach learning but inane memorizaton which is no good for all involved!


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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    Not talking about misbehaving children but children who are bold and love to push the envelope so to speak. Misbehaving and other types of delinquency are problematic behaviors which should be addressed by parents and authority figures promptly!

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    I want to add something. It is the rebellious ones who also create history and will be remembered. Those who are obedient by nature NEVER make history and fade into oblivion. The WORST thing parents could teach a child is OBEDIENCE!


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