From everything I have learned in my life it is the dangers of submission. Now before I get to far let's discuss the meaning of the word itself.
Submission: Ready to conform to the authority or will of others; meekly obedient or passive.
So by definition we learn that the word is about conformity and obedience. These themselves can be use full to both an individual and society, but never can you give either your will and retain your individuality at the same time. The more you submit the more you loose who you are as a person as you add little bits and pieces of those ideas or people you submit to. Thus I have learned the dangers of submission.
In discussing this topic I think that it is important to say that I am talking about all forms of submission, being suuhbmissive to religion, a partner (both sexually and in a relationship), or a government.
Submission takes many forms and now that we have a solid understanding of what I am referring to we can get to the heart of the matter.
Submission is created from a lack of self. It is respecting others more than you respect yourself. It is created from a culture of fear of the self and causes a blindness and limits our capacity to do great things. A person trades control for safety and often has a kind of relief or "high" in doing so. This does create a temporary happiness and has some positive effects on the brain... For a time. Eventually (like most addictions) the person must submit more and more often to achieve the desired effects and ultimately will loose themselves to their submission.
This is not to say we should not respect others, it is to say we should follow eachother as individuals and not just follow because we are afraid to take control of our own lives. There is a benefit to fear and it should be understood that I speak not of a lack of fear, but the ability to understand why we fear, so that we may learn and understand what the cause is. We must never submit to the fear and get caught up in an endless cycle of never learning or progressing. Understanding does not however mean acceptance, I understand fully why someone would rape someone else but I do not accept it because it is a domination of will and our will is what drives us to progress and create. On the opposite end it does not mean that we can no create compromise either, to compromise is an agreement by both parties on equal standing in which you both agree to make a change that will benefit each individual in the long term.
Submission is a byproduct of fear and as such create passiveness and the individual becomes stagnant and stale. We have come to accept that we can not change ourselves and even worse we have done so under the ideal that we must accept the things we can not change. While there are things we can not change by ourselves or even in one lifetime we can spark the creative flame that will ultimately lead to fruition.
Take a look back on history and all the great people who would not submit to the ideas held before them. The Wright bothers decided that humans could fly, they did not accept that we could not change. Even Steve Jobs refused to accept that his company could not change and created the ipod, using ideas that had not yet been thought of yet to revolutionize not just his company but the world itself.
There are a few things we surely can not change (for instance we can not change the harmful effects of herion) as this is a rule of cause and effect. We can however learn to change the cause and by doing so create a new and better effect, but we can only do this by accepting that we have to define who we are as individuals.
My point being that we are capable of anything with enough time. Why then do we choose to accept submission as ok. We can follow without being submissive. I would even say that when we follow without submission we learn even more and can understand more about ourselves from the people we follow. We can then learn to lead for the next generation and they will become even more creative and stronger.
Some could argue that some people just know they are submissive and that is who they are as individuals, but that is to accept that those people have no power to change, and that is a humans greatest power. So I would say no, they are not that way by nature, but by the inability to see their own self because they have accepted that they can not change.
These are the dangers of submission.