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Strictness: n. demanding complete obedience to a law and/or behavior


Historically and still in many parts of the world strict parenting is still in style with demands for “proper” behavior from offspring. Strict parenting rules are appropriate for strict religious upbringing but not that great for western cultures where a more democratic approach is recommended for teenagers, although stricter rules for young offspring are desirable.


I would recommend a strict secular moral code for young impressionable minds and that is- except in emergency situations- don’t destroy biodiversity, don’t lie, don’t be inefficient, don’t steal, don’t commit adultery if married, and don’t murder. Once you establish an impulsive tendency towards moral behavior then the rest of your behavior becomes much easier and you don’t have to constantly ask yourself- Is what I am doing right or wrong?


Having a strict secular moral code is desirable but strict laws are sometimes greatly flawed in special circumstances and for special humans so some laws are broken because absolute rules are not the best way that the real world functions. It is not always yes or no, obey or disobey, but there are times when is most of the time, some of the time, and almost never. I obey the law most of the time, some of the time, and almost never.


Complete obedience to all laws all the time is absolute obedience to them and this is often very unjust for minority groups and handicapped humans with special exceptions. Absolute laws frequently trap humans into blind obedience causing them some personal harm, hardship, or great inconvenience.


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