I recommended Ira Chaleff’s Intelligent Disobedience as my book of the year in 2015. Ira has added this simple, practical, charming video for young children to learn the essential principle of assertiveness.
As Dr Philip Zimbardo says in his introduction to Ira’s book, no matter how sure they are they would not comply with unethical and unjust demands by an authority figure, in reality about 80% of us still do.
This video could make a difference to that mindless compliance and bring about “productive disobedience” to use Dr Zimbardo’s phrase.
What do you think about this article? Do you agree? Have you read Ira Chaleff’s book? Do you have a story about intelligent disobedience that you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you!