Do I Should be Obsequious Since You are in a Prominent Position?

God is unfair to everyone - It is next to impossible to let all people have the equal rights. In fact, God's righteousness is to treat every man and women differently.
China
November 21, 2009 4:08am CST
People often hold the idea that God is fair to everyone. But in fact, different people may have different positions in such a society. Some people are high above while others are inferior and ingratiatory. How can we have a fair dialogue without feeling inferior, no matter with the lover, boss, relatives and friends? In my eyes, God's righteousness is to treat every man and women differently. In fact, it is next to impossible to let all people have the equal rights. If I am facing someone who is in a prominent position, do I should be obsequious?
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@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
21 Nov 09
I used to wonder about things like this, too. But the more I learn, the more I realize that God IS fail...but people are not. So now, I try not to get the two mixed up. I keep in mind that God gave us all free will, and He does not interfere with that. We are not pawns on His chess board. If you are facing someone in a prominent position, remember that person is just another human being, like you and me. The prominent can fall just as far and as fast as anyone! So look them in the eye and be yourself :)) Good topic :) Karen
• United States
21 Nov 09
*** that should read: God is fair ... not fail. Ack! LOL
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
27 Nov 09
Think of it this way, no matter how influential a person may be, they still sit on the toilet the same way you and I do. Their body parts are no different from yours or mine so why should I treat them as "High almighty" when they're the same as the rest of us. Respect is one thing but to put a person on such high regard is lowering yourself which is something I will NOT do.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
22 Nov 09
I only know that, one should be humble and down to earth in whatever he does.. haha =D U are right, GOd treats everybody differently, and there's some unfairness involved.. BUt think, it's thru those unfairness that we learn, and thru those tests we faced in life, we grow up to a better man.. haha =D THus, no matter who we face, we should just be ourself, and never be putting on an act.. Be proud of who we are, and stand out bravely as being our unique individual self ^_^
• Malaysia
22 Nov 09
Surely you have to characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference like a dutiful person. Learn from Gravity Law, to syphon liquid the container must at lower position than supply level. The main thing is gaining and not winning.
@drannhh (15226)
• United States
22 Nov 09
Only fools in high positions enjoy having their subordinates acting servile. A polite reserve is probably in order, as intelligent people do not like people who are too familiar with them. Of course, if you work for a fool, then until you find a better job you might have to do whatever you have to do as long as there are mouths to feed. But it is better to be in a position where you can be respectful without being a doormat.
@StarBright (2799)
• United States
21 Nov 09
People are high above because we tend to give more weight to some things than others. we measure power and success by the amount of money a person has or the number of people one can control or influence. We reward popularity and flamboyance when popularity and flamboyance are their own rewards and not earned through hard work and personal accomplishment. We look up to the actress (who by the way cannot act that well) with the fake hair and cosmetic surgery or the billionaire who earned his fortune by cheating poor people. We address the doctor that treats us as "Doctor" while he or she calls us "Susan" or "Joe" even when we are old enough to be the doctor's grandparent. We do not respect the job of janitor even though all of us want a clean environment and disease and sickness would run rampant without good cleaning services. We look down on the workers in the fields because they are uneducated, yet we do not want to pay them a living wage to support their families. This is man's inhumanity to man, not God. I think it is fair to treat everyone with respect and expect to be treated with respect in return. We cannot help but be impressed when we see someone pull themselves up by their shoe strings and accomplish great things through their own hard work and efforts. It is especially gratifying when those accomplished people remain humble and realize that altho they may have worked hard to get where they are, they did not do it alone. They had God on their side and maybe parents who sacrificed for them as well as friends and mentors who were willing to extend a hand. Each of us has a special purpose in life. Each of us should strive to be the best we can be with what we have to work with. Not everyone can or will be the president of a university or great country. Not everyone will be a surgeon or physicist. By the same token, not everyone will be a teacher, custodian, policeman, fireman, ditch digger, waitress or stay-at-home mom. We need each and every one of these careers. But...each and everyone of us is necessary. Eliminate any one job, and our society cannot function as a whole. So, no, you should not be obsequious in the presence of anyone unless you choose to bestow that honor on them. Just be respectful as you want them to be towards you. Admire them for their personal achievements.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Nov 09
getbrowser not God but man is unfair to man, we are all equal but we have this stupid idea some are better than others,its'man made do not blame God. He gave us free choice, so we should make the right choices. no never be obsequious to a boss as he will know you are buttering him up. Be yourself and act as though you feel you are equal as you really are.Most people, bosses included 'hate obsequious people as they are so smarmy. yuck.
• United States
21 Nov 09
Well, Bible says we're all equal in the eyes of God. I take that to mean in comparison to God we are equal in our imperfection. Now, social class issues is not the work of God, but, rather, the work of mankind and our want to dominate or lemming our way thru life. But because we, in our imperfect sight, see each other thru comparison we don't grasp the equality of the situations of life. It is a simple example I use to explain..On one hand we have a teacher. On the other we have a student...By human standards we'd, no doubt, give the position of prominence to the teacher with a lesser standing for the student. However, the teacher needs/depends on the student to be the recepticle of his teaching. The student likewise needs/depends upon the teacher to fill with his teaching. Since both components (teacher, student) are necessary to the completion of the task (eliminate either one and the task cannot be completed)neither is more prominent than the other. They are equal..And, in that light, I don't acquiesce to authority as there is none..Nor do I expect anyone to acquiesce to me..Enjoy!
• Australia
21 Nov 09
Getbrowser, you raise a good point here. I think the answer lies in the difference between a person, and a position. I do not believe anyone is superior or inferior. While I might feel somewhat overawed in the presence of the Queen of England, I would not feel inferior. I would certainly honour and respect the POSITION she holds, and I would appreciate the way she fulfills that position, but I would not class her as superior. The same applies to an employer. I would respect his position and do my utmost to fulfill my duties as an employee, whether or not I liked him as a person. Because he is my boss does NOT make him superior as a person. Because I am his employee does NOT make me inferior as a person.
@leafsound (350)
• China
21 Nov 09
I always appreciate your topics, your topics are often different with others. We should not be obsequious with our boss or manager. Boss appreciates elitism and owning dignity' people. Boss may think that obsequious people are unreliable. Because they will be better to you when you are in better position, but when you are in worse position, obsequious people will be worse to you. So integrity and self-esteem people are appreciated by everyone.