Rebellion for the sake of freedom is worth everything, even death.
Shaunti Feldhahn When we see our teenager pushing the independence envelope, taking foolish risks, evading straight answers, or breaking rules, we often chalk it up to peer pressure, media influence, and even rebellion—and we come down hard.
Sometimes, obviously, there is a rebellious heart that needs to be dealt with, and lowering the boom may be necessary. Freedom wields a greater influence than parents or peers. Over the years, many studies and parents! Our research convinced us that this question misses the main point.
When freedom is added to the mix, it seems to far outstrip the influence of any person. Look at the astounding survey results. When you do something that your parents would disapprove of, what is the best description for the reason that you do it?
We heard from the kids that although both peer pressure and parental expectation have an influence, neither is usually the motivator that freedom is. Peer or parental pressure is imposed from the outside, while the desire for Rebelling for freedom comes from the inside.
On our survey, nearly seven out of ten kids admitted they would find a way to do something they wanted to do, even if their parents might disapprove.
Think of something that you really want to do that your parents might disapprove of. Which statement most closely describes you?
Under the influence of freedom, kids may do stupid things. Like addicts under the influence of a real drug, kids high on the thrill of freedom may not be thinking clearly. It turns out-and we say this as respectfully as possible-our teens are not only addicted; they are also brain deficient.
So in the absence of a fully functioning frontal lobe, teenage brains rely more on the centers that control emotion-which in effect means they give in much more easily to impulses. Teenagers also subconsciously believe they are invincible, that nothing bad will happen if they drive too fast in the rain, become sexually involved, or get drunk and go swimming in the lake with their friends.
Kids deeply fear losing their freedom. The sense that freedom has been snatched arbitrarily. Most kids say that they felt their freedom was often taken away for no good reason or with no consistent pattern, and they were thus overly sensitive to the mention of possible restrictions.
Seeing their social life sabotaged.
Kids are terrified that parental restrictions will make them outcast— a fate worse than death for a fifteen-year-old. Teens will do anything to get freedom and avoid losing it— including deceiving themselves and you. Of course, sometimes the deception is intentional.
In order to protect their freedoms, 83 percent of the kids we surveyed admitted hiding things from their parents. Do you ever hide negative information from your parents because you are worried about how they will react? But there is again, a distinct difference among the small subset of kids attending private Protestant Christian schools.
Obviously, one type of hiding is simply failing to mention an infraction, so the parent never hears about it. Then, as soon as I get to school, the big shirt comes off.Start studying Week 6: American Culture and American Slavery.
Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. Create. Log in Sign up. Log in Sign up. 20 terms. Slaves who fought in the war began rebelling for their freedom in the South. The Indian Rebellion of was a major uprising in India during –58 against the rule of the British East India Company, which functioned as a sovereign power on behalf of the British Crown.
The event is known by many names, including the Sepoy Mutiny, the Indian Mutiny. Struggle for Freedom. If you have teens, you’ve probably heard something like, “I just want some freedom.” While teens say they want total freedom and independence, they still want to, and need to, rely upon us for certain things.
Fact #1: Freedom wields a greater influence than parents or peers. Over the years, many studies (and parents!) have asked whether parents or peers exert a bigger influence of kids’ behavior.
Our research convinced us that this question misses the main point. When freedom is added to the mix, it seems to far outstrip the influence of any person. Rebellion Quotes. The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
Freedom, World, Free, Way, Existence. Originality is independence, not rebellion; it is sincerity, not antagonism. George Henry Lewes. Rebellion, uprising, or insurrection is a refusal of obedience or order.
It refers to the open resistance against the orders of an established authority. The term comes from the Latin verb rebellō, "I renew war" (from re- ("again") + bellō ("I wage war/I revolt").