is ARBITRARY authority. Genuine authority is earned through merit. A doctor is an authority on the health of my body because he spent years of his life studying the topic and can back his conclusions and suggestions up with facts and evidence. If he pulled out a gun and said 'do this or I'll hurt you', I would know that his 'suggestion' was not being made for my benefit. If you have to use violence to establish your 'authority', its just a sign of failure.
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