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Our lives are dictated by unspoken rules that keep society moving smoothly and civilly. Without them, imagine the impolite chaos that would descend.

Human beings are nicer than you may think. This is hard to imagine on tough days of course and especially in big cities: that person taking up too much room on the train, that parent letting a gaggle of children scream at top volume when you just can’t deal, that jerk stealing your cab. But what about all the other times we’ve secretly, quietly agreed to support each other, even lift each other up, and co-woven the fabric of mutual

  • Words:
    Liz Clayton
  • Illustration:
    Katrin Coetzer

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  • Words:
    Liz Clayton
  • Illustration:
    Katrin Coetzer
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