Because I Said So

Obedience, mes amis, with trust. Man In The Woods, a school teacher acquaintance of mine, defends the use of a very important parental phrase, not as an excuse or shortcut, but as a virtue-building device: because I said so!
The virtue of obedience, if I may say it, makes one existentially agile, and ultimately allows them to be able to adapt to any set of circumstances.
Man In The Woods makes sure to address the underlying problem behind the employment of this phrase: not always the parents' impatience, but instead the children's push for a negotiable disobedience.

Read the post here.