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    Social norms that become institutionalized through law have the strongest impact on preventing the worst and most destructive human behavior.

    Collective agreement to adhere to basic social rules and customs has allowed us to progress to higher levels of social development.

     In recent years, we've seen how easy it is, in times of war, for even educated, socially developed people to resort to violent, primitive behavior.  Never thought I'd see it but we humans backslide easily.

    "My father always told me that all businessmen were sons of bitches, but I never believed it until now." - JFK during the 1962 Steel Crisis

    by Betty Pinson on Mon Jun 20, 2011 at 02:20:21 PM PDT

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