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Post Reply Do you believe there are "Rules" of society
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Posted 12/14/15
Of course, every society has it's own mores and rules to define right and wrong, polite and rude. Kind of the definition of society itself. You let an old person take the last seat on the bus, say hello when greeted, wonder if you are gonna offend the black guy walking near you if you cross the street (to get away or because that is actually where you need to go). Some of them, not so great, right now hating Muslims is going up, and generally the rich and well connected get away with a lot more, like pedophilia, rape and murder. Really, affluenza (having so much money you are have no relation with society and the norms, thus becoming a sociopath) has been used as a successful defense in a vehicular homicide case. Politicians, elected and religious, cover up all sorts of crimes, police literally get away with murder and when they are turned in for actually being criminals by their fellow cops, their fellow cops get harassed.
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Posted 12/14/15

Nyanotic wrote:

I think it's not as much rules as it is norms. People like to ridicule those who do things they don't think are exactly 'normal' or generally accepted.


Pretty much nailed it with this ^
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Posted 12/14/15 , edited 12/14/15
In a way, there most certainly are "rules." Our species instinctively formulate a status quo (varies), and we're largely compelled to ostracize those who deviate, also by instinct. One little reminder that we cannot truly separate ourselves from nature.
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Posted 12/14/15
Questioning society's rules is a good thing, but remember there are these guides/rules are based upon others' experiences. Look for more than the surface of those rules and you find reasons they were adopted was that "this was the easiest to do." Test and verify your proposed changes to the rules.
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