The Importance Of Disobedience

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Obedience is always taught; disobedience is always taught against. As a child, we are taught to obey; however, it is in human nature to be inquisitive and gibe what we instructed to do. When instructed not to do something, we are intrigued to do it; consequently, the first thoughts that strike are of curiosity: what would happen if I did it? Curiosity leads to investigation, investigation leads to action, and action leads to disobedience when commanded not to do something. Disobedience is beneficial in progressing and moving forward. Without rebellion, we would not be in the United States of America, for it was through disobedience that the colonists got their autonomy from the mother country, Great Britain. The colonists grew frustrated with England’s inconsideration as to policymaking. Thanks to this rebellion, we know as the American Revolution, our nation was able to progress into one of the world powers and a country which people dream of coming to; not only that, but following our footsteps other nations proclaimed their independence. The American Revolution set off a domino effect in inspiring other countries to declare their sovereignty. …show more content…
For example, during the Civil War, Harriet Tubman was aiding Southern slaves get to the North through the Underground Railroad. It was highly illegal, especially because Harriet Tubman was a slave; however, this form of disobedience helped liberate a multitude of slaves. As soon as they arrived in the North, they were free; the slave owner could not do anything about it. Harriet Tubman’s disobedience was one that is outweighed by the positives it causes, for she was able to grant these former slaves an opportunity for a better life. Through her disobedience, she was able to progress the abolitionists’ movements, which eventually led to the eradication of