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  1. obeying

    Obedience, in human behavior, is a form of "social influence in which a person yields to explicit instructions or orders from an authority figure". Obedience is generally distinguished from compliance, which is behavior influenced by peers, and from conformity, which is behavior intended to match that of the majority. Depending on context, obedience can be seen as moral, immoral, or amoral. Humans have been shown to be obedient in the presence of perceived legitimate authority figures, as shown by the Milgram experiment in the 1960s, which was carried out by Stanley Milgram to find out how the Nazis managed to get ordinary people to take part in the mass murders of the Holocaust. The experiment showed that obedience to authority was the norm, not the exception. Regarding obedience, Milgram said that "Obedience is as basic an element in the structure of social life as one can point to. Some system of authority is a requirement of all communal living, and it is only the man dwelling in isolation who is not forced to respond, through defiance or submission, to the commands of others." A similar conclusion was reached in the Stanford prison experiment.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obeying in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obeying in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of obeying in a Sentence

  1. Francis Bacon:

    Nature is commanded by obeying her.

  2. Richard Spencer However:

    Good order and discipline is also obeying orders from the president of the United States.

  3. Benjamin Franklin:

    I know not which lives more unnatural lives, obeying husbands, or commanding wives.

  4. Francis Bacon:

    We cannot command nature except by obeying her.

  5. John Lott:

    The explanation is simple: while you might take some guns away from criminals, if you primarily have law-abiding people obeying the ban, you mainly disarm law-abiding people and make it easier for criminals to commit crime.

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