How important is it to conform to the rules?

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  1. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    How important is it to conform to the rules?

    Conformity may work for the good of community and society but not necessarily for the individual. Example: the HP EC contorversy. What say you about the pros and cons of conformity?

  2. Broc Gustafson profile image76
    Broc Gustafsonposted 3 years ago

    I feel like to have a peaceful and successful society, you need to have at least some level of conformity. That being said you still need everybody to be individual as well. If everybody is the same and does things the same way it is hard for society to progress. The fact that people have different unique ways of thinking and doing things is the reason why we are able to find new ideas and progress in new ways!

    1. janshares profile image95
      jansharesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Good answer, Broc. I appreciate that position. Thanks for answering.

  3. Jodah profile image87
    Jodahposted 3 years ago

    Conformity sounds good in theory Jan and can make a community run smoother, however in reality it is unattainable because some people will always rebel and do things their way or protest about the restrictions imposed. HP would probably run smoothly if everyone just accepted all changes without question but the nature of the site and the type of people here (thinking, questioning, artistic, intelligent) makes that a pipe dream. All organisations, Governments, communities etc need to be held to account and their motives questioned. HP is no exception.

    1. janshares profile image95
      jansharesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent answer, Jodah. You speak loads of truth. I really appreciate your well-expressed wisdom. Thanks for answering.

  4. Ericdierker profile image44
    Ericdierkerposted 3 years ago

    A cool concept is to put "conformity" and juxtapose it with "community". We are all healthier when we act in community. We are all just a little less when we act in conformity. HP is on one hand a wonderful community of people. On the other hand it is a business trying to create conformity to maximize efficiency and profit.
    I do not need to be efficient and profitable so I lack conformity with HP's desires. Most of my writing just does not lend itself to marketing products or services of any sort. So I would say I do not conform to their best business practices. But they still put up with me and that detracts from conformity and adds to community -- good for them.

    1. janshares profile image95
      jansharesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I love it, Eric. Masterfully expressed analysis of conformity vs community at HP. My favorite line, " . . . it is a business trying to create conformity to maximize efficiency and profit." Thank you for your answer.


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