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What would the world be like if it didn't have any rules ?

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This hypothetical world is not so far fetched. Our ancestors lived in a world without rules and they invented them. So to answer your question in a world without rules we would make rules. Simple.

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it would go really bad

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For one, we probably wouldn't be here. We'd be slaughtered all over the place and stolen from.

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Not so, "natural" rules would emerge as groups banded together for personal safety. We would probably return to a situation approximating our current rules.
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Ever heard of the Dark Ages?

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bet there would be rivers of blood and no people that would suck

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We would revert to tribalism and the world would basically start over until governments evolved and once again there were rules. Think stone age but worse because we have better weapons.

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There would be no order and I would come out on top as only the strongest and smartest will survive IM A REAL BOY!!!!

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We would be dead, lol

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Omg it would be a barren planet with no life living on itbecause some idiot set off a freakin big nuclear bomb

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When I taught law, I intentionally did not post rules or seating charts. By the second day, I started having seating disputes; "He is in MY seat" and so forth, I settled it by telling those who needed to sit in a certain place that they had to be there early, but that I did not intend to initiate assigned seating. By day 3 or 4, I didn't need to create a seating chart, the class did it themselves.

I had given them no rules. No rules leads to sufficient insecurity that rules evolve naturally. Not so much to restrict individual rights, but to protect an individual's perceived rights from violation by others.

I told the class that I refused to write or enforce rules, but their survival (academic survival) depended upon them working together. The students themselves always developed a workable and reasonable set of rules that they enforced by peer pressure to ensure that I would give them the grades they felt they wanted or needed. Leaders emerged, hierarchies were set up, my classes became un-threatening and I am led to believe were enjoyable. Mock trials, peer mediations of disputes, "What happens in this class, stays in this class". I was never disappointed.

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I have nothing against your comment, but their initial behaviour shocks me! By law, I assume you mean grad school? If not grad school, at least college, right? The "day 2" behaviour is the type I can't comprehend from an adult. Perhaps I've just attended a different type of schools.

However, as one who talks too much myself and frequently takes over, I found a person in my 501-level course who does so more than me. Normally I'd be overly annoyed, but I was aware there would likely be some type of iron-sharpens-iron personality conflicts, so I took it better, and I liked the guy. I did still advise my instructor, a teaching fellow, to set up a "rule" that the designated leader needs to lead, as our last two leaders tried to but were overridden. It wasn't a matter of tattle-telling (I didn't even mention the gender of the person); it was a matter of requesting assistance to help all of our groups function better. We had already set up the "rule" on our own; I was asking for a verbal reminder of it from a person with a perceived higher authority.
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jkg: Actually, it was High School. I am an attorney who happens to have had a teaching certificate. Back in the 80s, a local school was instituting a law curriculum as part of their social studies program. Since I was a non-faculty coach at the school, they thought I might be interested in heading up the department and using my credentials as a full time teacher. I did.

We had three classes. 1.) Street Law - a general class for 9th and 10th grades; 2.) Constitutional Law 11th/12th focusing on the constitution and the Supreme Courts interpretation using the case study method; and, 3.) Business Law - focusing on Contracts and Torts as they relate to Commercial Transactions, usually taken by Seniors only.

So you see that 14 and 15 year olds might not "shock" you with their behavior in a high school setting.

Later, after becoming tenured, my other majors became of value and at the time of my retirement, I was the Art teacher, teaching Beginning, Intermediate, & Advanced Art, as well as a couple of classes I instituted - Art Methods and Art History.
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No Life

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According to Bible history, the world before the Great Flood was pretty bad. Only 8 reasonably good people left.

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I'll answer your question by introducing you to a great game. It's called freeball. It's a great game. Everyone I know loves it. Have fun playing it!

What? You don't know the rules? There are no rules. Just have fun. Enjoy!

Life without rules would be senseless and void of joy. Rules are not meant to restrict freedom but rather to give freedom. Prior to the Mosaic Law in pre-Israel, it was "you hurt me, I'll kill you." The law set up rules to regulate (and grant) freedom. Then it was "an eye for an eye." No longer was there a fear of death for mistakenly poking someone's eye out.

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Mogadishu

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And a thousand other places around the world big and small
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Yes!
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