This post is authored by Puneet Khurana, a Safal Niveshak tribesman.
“Authority, authority!” they shout
Whose minds, not large enough to hold a doubt,
Some chance opinion ever entertain,
By dogma billeted upon their brain.
~ Ambroce Bierce
There is one thing we all have been taught from very beginning and that is to accept what our elders tell us; to accept their authority.
To do otherwise was considered to be an act of indiscipline and something that needs to be corrected.
The reason is well understood. At a young age, when our minds are not fully developed and we are not well-informed, relying on elderly wisdom served us extremely well.