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    In Plato’s Crito, Socrates lays the foundation for what would be known as the Social Contract Theory. The theory states that there is an unspoken agreement between the individual and the state. The state will provide the protections and benefits of society. In exchange, the individual will give up certain freedoms and will submit to whatever punishments the society decides for them. 


    Is this still a viable theory? Should we abide by the rules of society merely to maintain order? 


    It is not just a viable theory today, it is has always been and it is still running… The internet and its sub products are meant to start changing this.

    You always have options…

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