Disobedience, in the beginning, creates independence. But the later acts of disobedience that most of us perform don’t creating anything. They’re small and pathetic. They are useless acts of control performed to create an illusion of agency that no longer exists.
What you need now is a big act of disobedience.
via in over your head.
The problem with disobedience on a large scale is not one anarchy, but actually one of uniqueness. When you were a kid and did bad things you were establishing your own identity and demonstrating uniqueness. A “Big Act of Disobedience” when you are an adult will only work if you are the only one doing it and you already have a reputation of being a leader or a trendsetter. Anyone else will simply be marginalized and therefore ignored.
The only time “Big Acts of Disobedience” ever work on a large scale is: Revolutions to overthrow governments and the formation of unions in Walmart. The latter usually ends with everyone getting fired or Walmart moving to another town.
I get the idea of what Julien is trying to say, but the reality of “Disobey” is to be branded “Troublemaker“. If you can manage to pull of troublemaker without getting fired, your Disobedience should just be labelled Leadership.