The resistance to submission starts early. How many of us have heard a child say, “You’re not the boss of me!”
Every parent understands, well, parenting and that ongoing shaping, molding, teaching, and instructing of a child.
Children need to learn early to submit to their parent’s authority. As they grow into adolescence and even adulthood that submission takes a different shape and form.
For each of us, learning how to submit to others as we grow into the independence of adulthood often defines the kind of person we will be.
Let’s think for a bit about why submission isn’t a bad word.