Command: A line of control (LOC) between us and othersA command is an authoritative order that is often given from the authority or by a dominate person from an upper hierarchy to the lower one. It is always in a form of one way traffic which just moves from top to bottom or in a single lane. When we talk about command and its relation with LOC, we can just imagine it as something that we like to get but do not want to follow. When we are on the upper hand, we want everyone to follow the orders or command that we give but on the other hand, when we are at the receiving end, we always grouch about the person giving it.
In a family, we have always seen our elders commanding the youngsters or the young in the family and we follow it even if we do not like it. In school and college, we get commands from principle, teachers/professors, leaders, monitors etc. At work, we get commands from our managers, HOD, team-leader, superiors, etc. When we are at the receiving end, we feel powerless and forced upon but at the same time, when we are at the commanding end, we feel insulted or disrespected when they don't follow our command.
A command should not always be an order but told in a respectful manner where the other person feel included than forced upon. The best way to command is to be an example and set by our leaders and God in our scriptures. When we want others to follow our command, we need to be an example by following command that is given or set in our family, school or college or at the workplace. Let the command be just a name but be put forward in request to make things work.
(This is my entry for the Topic based TOW contest for Oct '20 month-end- Topic- 'Command')