Insolence


The word insolence is a term commonly used in our language and we use it when we want to account for the audacity, lack of respect or impudence that a person has towards others.

Boldness or lack of respect that someone presents in their behavior. The aforementioned behavior may be a regular part of the personality, or a person behaves in this way in a certain situation that causes exactly such reactions.

Insolent people are more numerous among children and young people, because their rebellion makes them tend to challenge the limits and question the hierarchies and imposed social customs. Although the insolent ones are usually those who belittle and attack social conventions and other people, hurtful words and gestures, they can also accompany these expressions with physical aggression. Examples: “The insolent laughed while singing the national anthem” or “the group of young people became insolent at school with their teacher.”

The insolent is the one who lacks all moderation and with great courage and pride confronts other individuals and questions them, even when they are older, more in authority or higher in the hierarchy. Insolence can also be directed at sacred objects or national symbols. Disrespect, ignorance of boundaries, boldness, and excessive pride often accompany insolent actions or expressions.

Although sometimes it is impossible to remain immobile or not respond to an insolence, because the self-esteem of each one leads to a natural and spontaneous response, we must try to control ourselves and, as far as possible, not react.

Violence always brings with it more violence.

Only education and internal work in favor of not reacting to violent situations can reduce the violence that we see today everywhere.

There are several synonyms that are often used in relation to this concept, while we highlight two of the most used for being: irreverence and daring.

An irreverence basically implies the lack of respect for someone, or something, for some action that widely annoys or a saying that undoubtedly annoys.

And, on the other hand, audacity supposes the audacity, the imprudence and the audacity that someone presents in his performance.