Children who aren't accustomed to listening to their parents may be pleased with the implications, as it might lead them to become particularly successful adults, according to Fatherly.
Referencing a 2015 study published in the journal Developmental Psychology, "particularly stubborn kids often develop into particularly successful adults," suggested the publication, reports Entrepreneur.
Six scientists studied more than 700 children aged 9 to 40, paying particular attention to their tendencies to break rules, sense of entitlement, willingness to defy their parents, and amount of time they spent studying.
They came to the conclusion that those who disobeyed their parents received the highest wages.
Despite this, the researchers were unable to explain why there was such a strong link between those who disobeyed the rules and the amount of money they earned.
According to Time, researchers theorized that the surveyed rulebreakers made more money because they were once competitive students who grew into more demanding adults.
The authors didn't rule out the possibility that the same misbehaving kids were more likely to engage in unethical behaviour in order to make more money.
As Fatherly points out, the report also doesn't break down the career paths of its subjects, making it difficult to determine whether a person's personality trait is responsible for his, her, or their financial success.
Even so, if the study is any indication, it's probably best to question authority now and then — as long as it doesn't result in a time-out or detention.