Everything is relative. Everything and anything from objects to ideas. I noticed that everyone has their own idea of a certain topic be it politics, religion, etc. and while some are similar no one is exactly the same. This relativity is derived from individuality, because everyone has their own unique life experiences, add a little chaos and bam you have arrived at a point where no one is the exact same. I’m not saying people don’t agree, they do, but most of the time it is either a specific fact of an idea or its a sort of smudgy agreement where one party only agrees with parts of the idea or concept while the other party agrees on other parts. Realizing this I helps me, helps me realize that everyone has their own position. And that each position may be valid and should be not denied a voice.
This is how I see law and local cultures or even religion. The collective conscience determines the areas rules and common courtesy. Then everyone is expected to follow these rules and courtesy, but what if someone has a different idea? They are considered outsiders who don’t belong. I have seen this too much in both real life and in fiction where someone with a new idea is persecuted because of their difference. And that difference can be anything from a physical attribute to a hobby or passion. The only way to change an areas rules or courtesy is to change the collective conscience and it always will through time no matter how much hesitation. This form of rule of law stymies much reform or quick change, which is a good thing and a bad thing. If the prevention wasn’t present then nothing would stay consistent and you would be in a state of pseudo-anarchy. While on the other hand if nothing changed then everything would eventually get boiled down to a routine and life would be boring. This is why it is good to have a balance between the two sides and make compromises, but there must always be room for the non-grouped, for those that have completely different ideas to be at least presented. If these people were not allowed then we would not have innovators and therefor no innovation, which would set us behind as a society. So for society to stay ‘current’ we must all have an individual voice and be able to present ideas no matter how crazy or out there they may seem.