Respect The Position: In Authority, Under Authority
Growing up it was never a question about who had authority in my mother’s absence. My mother made it plain and clear to us that we had to do whatever my eldest sister said because she was in charge. For many years, we were more frightened of my sister’s wrath than my mother’s. You know, this respect for the position of authority was so entrenched in us that when my mother made her transition from this life, we all looked to my eldest sister for guidance. In essence, it was a natural progression that authority had passed to her in my mother’s absence. read more . . .