Because I have the authority to know such things, I can declare that I have never before used the term “authority issues” (or even the word “authority”) in any of the thousands of post titles I’ve issued over the years, here at this daily blog.
I don’t have any issues about that, but let’s see if finding a definition of the term “authority issues” is an issue this morning.
myShrink.com has some authority to issue this:
When we say we have issues with authority it means we have difficulty with individuals who wield power over us. This could be our boss, but also someone with higher social status, or anyone who has something we want and the power to withhold it. … The trouble lies in the way we feel about authority.
I remember, years ago — when authority was an issue at my previous workplace — saying to a co-worker, “Apparently, I have authority issues,” and her replying, “Ann! Who doesn’t have authority issues?”
I will say that I have MANY issues with people in authority these days (including the President of these United States). How about you? What are your authority issues? Only you have the authority to say.
Today, I have to deal with two bureaucracies who have “something we want and the power to withhold it …” that is, the Internal Revenue Service (who still have not issued my refund) and an insurance company. Because I have authority issues, I am not looking forward to any of the issues that may arise during those encounters.
I do have the authority to issue whatever photos I want here, because it’s my blog! Let’s see if there are any authority issues in my latest photos:
Who has the authority to say “Michael shows a lot of authority in his cooking” or “Harley obviously has authority over that squirrel”?
YouTube issues many good suggestions about “Authority Issues” including this one (in which Phil Dourado talks about The Authority Problem of telling truth to power):
In 1992, John Mellencamp had the authority to perform “The Authority Song” live at the Farm Aid benefit concert.
I have the authority to end my blog posts with gratitude, so thanks to all who helped me create today’s post and — of course! — to YOU.
I’d say when I was younger, Leonard Cohen was the “Boss”, with no authority issues ….