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Originally posted by Cascadian
I don't know if it's about being controlled, rather than having clearly defined structures and boundaries. The only thing that seems to stop our general descent into anarchic chaos in the Western world is the system of law, rights and responsibilities.
The old Hindu caste system was a structure (albeit greatly flawed) that neatly put everyone into their little economic and social categories, and people cohabitated for thousands of years knowing what they were supposed to do, etc. etc. The part they got wrong was the whole vertical rather than horizontal hierarchy.
But that would be all Communist and stuff