The well-being of a society is enhanced when many of its people question authority.
Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position.
authority is a big word, it may mean government authority, Enterprise's top managers, Students Textbook, Expert on certain field, Teachers, Parents, Government agency such as FDA (federal food and drug administration) FBI ( Federal Bureau Investigation), CIA ( Central Intelligence Agency), Supreme Court, Army.
Authority can be an organization, a person, an law act, a science theory.
But it is the person who are the most important, organization is running by people, we may call them president, chairman of board, CEO, marshal, A science theory was discovered by a scientist, a law act was drafted by some lawyers.
So our topic can change to " question people in authority will enhance the well-being of a society"
Since no truth ever and will never exist in the world, Without the restriction of time and space, we even can't talk about right and wrong.
in situations when a quick response is required, too many arguments about the correctness of a decision may cause a failure, it might happened in a fierce market competition, two countries during wartime. Especially in battlefield, any hesitation may incur fatal damage to its troops, and it is not strange to see the slogan everywhere in a military school " obedience is the first duty of a solider"
At first glance, the argument obviously hold true. In a society full of populist, people are easy influenced by populists surrounded. And convinced that their well-being can only achieved by question their government. Everything deserved a question, from diplomatic policy, education system, welfare regulation to income distribution. It may reach the climax that no government structure but anarchy can meet their demands. From my perspective,democracy is much dangerous than autocracy when most of the society's citizens have little education, and lack the ability to do critical thinking and make their own judgement.
My conclusion is that without questioning