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Codification of Customary Social Laws 2.0.2.0

To what extent do we need customary social laws that would govern the way we live and interact with each other in an enforceable manner? Would these regulations be a reason for forwardly standup communities and World? How are social norms grasped, given that freedom of speech directly negates them through the logic of personal independence? Are millennials the perfect example of why social regulations need to be integrated? What factors control our social responsibilities as humans on a planet that gives so much but receives so little?

The embedding of a unified standard of customary social laws is vital to society

Even though dealing in good faith is a requirement in a few countries, a step forward in matters of character and social interactions may be the right direction for human prosperity. According to historians on the accepted conduct and way of life of the older generations, people used to follow a unified set of rules embedded within their communities by actively empowering social norms that were treated as laws enforced on all types of individuals. Anyone who goes out of the way would be intervened, punished, or banished, depending on the severity of their social tangency and nonadherence to standards. Such measures managed the way individuals lived their lives in these usually small and closed communities, thus not always writing them for reference since they are well known in the area.

They do not only come forth in matters of human interaction, appearance, and conduct but also firmly maintain economic order and wealth distribution in socially acceptable manners. According to a survey distributed to families of rural areas in developed countries on the mainstream way of life displayed lately, most of them find the need to integrate a specific type of social order so to maintain “a particular type of good characters” by each individual and age group to allow a reverent way of interaction that can make communities decent and proper. Perhaps some communities did not perform an outstanding job in maintaining such kinds of norms, primarily due to authoritarian measures of imposing them without thorough awareness or education on their importance. This is relatively why younger adults and teenagers can clearly display the significant negative impulse against traditions. According to statistics on the number people dismaying their cultural identity, over the last century, an exponential rise in people can be observed classifying themselves out of cultural attributes or opposing to “old views and beliefs,” as most of them put it, due to the world’s openness and pressure to accustom to popular foreign values designed by mainstream trends.

Even though the percentage of population urbanized or civilized to social developments is slightly higher today than rural regions, the number of individuals with rural reasoning, empowering cultural heritage and customary norms while rejecting prevailing social freedoms, are higher than those who are urbanized and following trendy character independence. Regulations on the do’s and dont’s of social matters provide security to the human identity, prosperity, and growth that would significantly reduce social struggles and discrimination, given the scrutiny of social institutions with imposable rules. A large percentage of civil-tort lawsuits today concur around matters sparked by “unsuitable and inappropriate” behaviors or interactions stemming from “independent personal traits outside the scope of general norms or agreed with standard terms.“ Yet, courts do not retain well-drafted provisions on social conduct to impose a particular type of customary behavior that may go against drafted constitutional freedoms or amendments.

Most modern laws regulate economic, political, commercial, and civil order between natural persons and legal entities. Deportment and interaction are the first things observed and occurring between the two or more parties in any given case. Should these styles not adhere to a proper and consolidated understanding of social matters, legal conflicts come to life. According to a simulation on interaction and lawsuits, there is a direct negative correlation between the level of customary conduct and trials. The more socially understandable the parties are to a contract or agreement between one another, the lower the possibility of a dispute or lawsuit. If social teachings of customary conduct become a clear obligation to people, through a book of law or code, to act in a certain way acceptable by all parties within a community, the behavior would no longer be an uncontrollable variable. Good behavior would then become empowered, enforced, and ensured. Given that the world today is increasingly more globalized and open, it is necessary that enforceable social laws, with conventional equalities and freedoms, are written and legislated for the reference of all kinds of people on a domestic and international scale.

Rural and urban individuals display an evident lack of mutual understanding in a scene of customary norms or freedoms

Human behavior is the most visible aspect of a person in all kinds of interactions. If the behavior was not suitable or “appropriate” as per the community, performing duties and obligations to one another would essentially become socially tricky or intolerable. Psychologically, humans prefer to relate and interact with people of similar ideologies and norms because of the similarity in comprehension and ways of thinking. Widening these interactions requires expanding this comprehension to be clarified to all kinds of people. According to a simulation of walking down a famous folky street in a developing country, different groups of people are encountered where a unified set of customary conduct seems to be already established in this perfect competition market. Firstly, the ones that own and operate a storefront and have a unified norm of interaction quite similar to each other, oriented towards money-making and attracting potential customers with a traditional way of thinking, differing mainly from the more “civilized” way of conduct of city people.

Usually old fashioned and intolerable to crime and crooks of all sorts, as they demonstrate. Secondly, the ones that live nearby and choose this street as their one-stop-shop to economic and low-cost products for the household or personal uses, where their standards are adapted from generations to those who lived and operated in the area. Thirdly, the foreign persons and tourists that often visit to get a glimpse of folky people, their culture, products, and norms, finding difficulty in interacting with the locals due to the difference between the urbanized and rural way of conduct. When interviewing a veteran of the street, he says, “this street is like a country, and the government is all of us with the same beliefs and traditions.” Adding, “when we encounter a tourist that cannot understand us or interacts in a way far from our norms, problems often happen.” Two out of three of the parties have customary conduct and values integrated into their way of life due to the “Imposed and self-governing” rules established in the area. At the same time, the third and more civilized group are considered the outcasts and aliens that are not following the domestically governed social laws.

Remember the nerve-wracking group work in bachelor’s and grad school? Behaviors varied between people, which affected social relationships and hence collaboration, work, and results. According to professionals from the medical industry, interacting suitably and without quarrels requires accumulating social intelligence that can only be acquired through experience with all sorts of people and the development of people skills. However, given that the majority of people nowadays are more urban to city developments and not in very close contact with all kinds of mentalities or cultures, due to social differences and distances, these criteria should be set out in a rules book so individuals would not then find a hard time assimilating or interacting, “we need to reduce the number of tensions that lead to struggles, battles and physical confrontations between people, which also represent countries.” As added by a cultural historian. A part of globalization is accepting one another, yet a majority can not comprehend the other.

Codifying customary social laws for general knowledge and justice reference can avoid multiple issues

Lack of social understanding in marriages is the leading cause of marital problems, household unrest, affairs, divorce, children’s incapacity to social assimilation, drifting away from cultural values, and the creation of independent character-based ethics and values. As explained in “The Purity of Women’s Rights and Growth of the Population are Under Risk from Socio-political Interferences,” politicized freedoms are also another major cause of marital troubles. This ripple chain stemming from the rise in divorces is the reason behind the soaring numbers of unique personas and identities away from customary norms to modern society. If every individual creates their distinct identity conforming to their own social comprehension of culture and desires, social order will remain uncertain, subjective, and primarily distributed varying from one person to the other given that conduct and interactions will not be of general knowledge.

Marital affair is an example of a socially unacceptable activity that yields substantial consequences on marriage, households, and social growth. According to statistics, nearly 20% of married couples have marital affairs, where the number is exponentially increasing over the years. It is also directly correlated with the increased use of social media and progressing globalization. 40% of divorces are said to be due to infidelities. This socially unacceptable behavior that is punished as a crime by certain jurisdictions following on personal torts of affection and emotional distress, the fine is usually non-pecuniary. In religions, adulteries are forbidden due to the destruction of the family, health hazards, and propagation of obscenity that is also globally known as intolerable, yet not directly condemned by law in all countries or jurisdictions. For example, in custody cases of divorces stemming from infidelity, the other party usually has the upper hand due to the virtue of character. However, due to modern-day freedoms, direct punishment to marital infidelity is decreasing, as shown by courtroom decision statistics on family cases where certain unions and organizations are mainly intruding.

Arrogance is an example of a personal trait stemming from narcissistic lifestyles that is also socially unacceptable but not duly tackled. According to a simulation of tort cases and assault, a significant reason behind the spark of conflicts is arrogance and profanity that cannot be tolerated by everyone socially. Even though proving them may be difficult, civil courtrooms do not uphold such degrees in law for social comprehension in matters of justice. Ongoing experience in courtrooms and decisions on cases provide governments accumulating insights on social issues and their direct relevancy in situations that may or may not be detrimental.

Premarital sex is a controversial subject in developed countries, yet straightforward in religions. It is known to be forbidden in religious jurisdictions, with scaling punishments to both parties to the matter. From a health perspective, premarital sex is the primary driver of sexually transmitted diseases and premature pregnancy. According to health organizations and journals, that is because of its unsafe nature usually performed by younger persons more frequently than older individuals. As explained in “Renovating Social Media to What’s Necessary for Tomorrow,” social pressures are the main reason behind early on premarital sex, where sexual drivers are available everywhere on social media and the internet. According to psychologists in developed countries, most often, marital infidelities occur due to the person’s history of premarital sexual activity, where a direct positive relationship is exhibited. If customary social norms impose public punishment on this kind of activity, sexually transmitted diseases would fade, fidelity would be strengthened, and divorces would decrease, leading to a more upright, culturally conservative, and socially knowledgeable communities.

Alcohol is a sedative and mind-altering substance that depresses the central nervous system by modifying the levels of neurotransmitters via both exciting and inhibiting them while suppressing the release of glutamate along the brain’s pathways, giving the feeling of “reduced stress” on account of a multitude of other health and moral problems. It is forbidden in religions and several jurisdictions as it conflicts with the appropriate demeanor and suitable behavior. However, society created strong awareness for its need, which directly inspired individuals to maintain this sort of “social” habit known as drinking. According to statistics, a substantial number of crimes are committed due to alcohol-induced influence, from sexual assaults to robberies to violence and homicide. In addition to its adverse health effects on the liver and brain’s impulses. Given that society is fighting the addiction of alcohol, strongly connected political and economic bodies keep it moving, allowing its extensive presence around the world. According to psychologists, teenagers are the first victims of this alcohol widespread due to social media, peer pressure, and poor guidance.

A heated discussion in today’s time, which was mainly empowered by personal and character freedoms strongly educated on social media, are the freedoms and protection for the LGBTQ+. According to a survey on villages and their level of tolerance to this group, they unanimously disagree on their biological presence holding “political environment reasons” to their existence and displaying their disadvantages of “obscenity” to the community that may eventually destruct natality and human growth. When going more into the city, a significant difference can be witnessed between age groups on this issue, where most teenagers to young adults believe in empowering the LGBTQ+ freedoms while religious middle-older adults believe that this is socially outrageous and needs to be controlled.

According to a former judge in a developing country, “sometimes, it is quite difficult to submit a decision that may change someone’s life if things seem socially disproportionate.” He adds, “defending someone because he reacted, albeit the other party, as what any other person would react in their position when the conduct is not accepted nor socially tolerated is difficult because of the lack in clear social modules that pave the way people shall interact and courts shall decide.”

Conservative values with correctly identified liberal stances can pave the right policies for social order

 

The politics behind having a conservative or liberal society is led by the institutions that support different views in a community. A conservative way of order empowers customary standards and social interactions that maintain hierarchy according to traditions and culture, with a lack of freedoms and equality. A liberal way of order promotes absolute freedom in the economic, social, and political environments with limited control of government and institutions where capitalism and indecency can thrive extensively. As many people around the world are fighting capitalism through ongoing manifestations, in the name of liberty and freedom, even though both subjects are under the same form of political ideology, following a structured social order may allow a resolution to conflicting, or doublethink, views exhibited by those groups. Freedom is the right for all humans, where equality is an absolute priority without question. In order for a restructured social laws to be adopted without a problem, conservative methods need to integrate true equality and political freedoms while empowering a codified set of common and customary standards that are to be imposed to maintain social order.

According to a simulation on governing parties in developed countries, most of them present liberal conservatism as their political ideology of government yet do not commit fully to the correct values attributed in the spectrum of customary norms and freedoms. However easy it might seem, empowering both stances and policies consists of battling all ends to maintain the required order. According to a survey on residents in those countries, a significant portion says that freedoms of expression and speech are not allowed where customary social laws are also not developed, which causes ongoing internal political tensions, due to consistent disagreement of stances and confusion of values, between parties leading to hindrance in leadership and social order. Constitutional bodies need to codify social laws that will govern conduct and interactions, which can be known as the Social Code.

Hassan Al-Shama
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