Transparency

transparency

When we know what's going on we can change it.

 

Knowledge

knowledge

The more we know, the better ideas we have.

 

Rationality

rationality

The more objective thinking we do the better decisions we make.

 

Compromise

compromise

We all live together and and depend on each other.

 

Synchronized activities create cohesion and cooperation in the group, even after engaging in the synchronized behavior. Examples include cheering for a team, dancing, singing, the Pledge of Allegiance, marching and shouting slogans at a rally.

Even less explicitly choreographed activities increase some of these good feelings and action. Examples are sports teams and work groups. The lesson from this is if people do things together they are nicer to each other and feel better about each other. However, if the synchronized activity is also AGAINST another group of people or idea, the animosity rises toward the other group or idea. By only having group activities selectively with the same groups, we encourage selective bonding with some and animosity toward others. If we do things with different people and groups at different times, we become less ingrained in antagonistic outlooks toward certain groups and more cohesive overall.

"The quality of moral behavior varies in inverse ratio to the number of human beings involved." ―Aldous Huxley

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