This domain is about hierarchies, superiority and inferiority. Vertical dependencies as well as responsibilities. In one case, to have to depend on or to obey those who have authority, knowledge or competence that we ourselves are lacking: Local authorities, schools, and parents. God? In the second case, ones responsibilities for those who are younger, less experienced or inferior to ourselves . Those are roles that can vary over time and in different contexts. A question we can put forward to the material is: What do the interviewees says that can help us to understand how they relate to the vertical realities in life?
Themes and reflections that relates to this domain are grouped under the following headings: Parents and caregivers; To become a parent; The establishment; A new paradigm; Faith and knowledge; The Enlightened, and God.