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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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!
LOVE your take on the question. Excellent analysis! I was one of the crafty teens you have described!
"Take on the question"? Truth is the question puts forth a premise that has no scientific support whatsoever and to any scrutinizing reader is totally false (rebellious=prison). What is amazing is how many answer it as if it were a true statement.
'superior music forms'? That's preference, not a fact.
To Nightwork and Theophanes, both answers are totally spot on and righteous! I totally LOVE both answers!
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!
All children are remarkable and have colour. if the world was made up of rebels than who would lead? We need leaders and followers (with their own ideas) to make the system work. Not everyone can be Bill gates or Madonna :)
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!
gmwilliams...It starts with preschool, believe me I know I am a teacher and it breaks my heart. I have 3 year olds who say they can't draw, all children ask the same question everyday at news time, there is no imagination! I worry for the next gen
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.
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!
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!
Gates was a genius. Most who drop out of high school wont reach his level. What I think needs to change is education so we teach children how to create their own ideas and pursue them instead of teaching them to be compliant and unimaginative.
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