posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 05:42 AM
a reply to: daskakik
I can't really disagree, depending on whether one literally believes something (like death do us part) or it's enforced by a Kafkaesque system.
Literalism coupled with rage or some other violent traits/cultural attitudes is very dangerous, and could probably lead to honor-type killings and so
My friend Marco had already learnt a clever way to expect consistency from the system and thereby taking the mickey out of it, whereas we were younger
and dumber, and still lashing out in ways that only got us in trouble (inspired by some of the political rhetoric at the time), and made our own lives
So yeah, particularly unreflected literalism can be quite dangerous.
I suppose in very over-regulated societies people do become very literal about the laws to protect themselves, and some become retentive about it.
Like going to court because your neighbor's car was in your driveway, or his bean-bush is touching and therefore "damaging" your fence (there was a
case like that in Germany that became a national joke, and even a country song was written about it that became a hit).
edit on 23-6-2015 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)