Sometimes it is necessary to challenge what people in authority claim to be true. Although some respect for authority is, no doubt, necessary in order for any group or organization to function, questioning the people in charge-even if they are experts or leaders in their fields-makes us better thinkers. It forces all concerned to defend old ideas and decisions and to consider new ones. Sometimes it can even correct old errors in thought and put an end to
so my question is: Is it important to question the ideas and decisions of people in positions of authority
question - Ms. Sue, Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 8:51pm
Questioning anyone, including people in authority, should be done courteously and appropriately.