That is a fair and good point you make. But I've also met adults that lack the common sense of right and wrong. Sometimes it takes that "authority figure" above all figures to keep them in line. I've known people this works on, and I've known people this doesn't work on however. I would like to believe something like that isn't needed, but some people just do need it. I like it because it helps me keep balance. Again, some people don't need it however.