This is a fascinating book. It is dealing with how trust is established and broken in a society. It talks about the fight for dominance in society, and the principle of those who break the rules, and those who submit to the rules. He uses the terms of dove and eagles. One groups lives at peace with each other, while the other takes advantage of the group. The problem is that if everyone is taking advantage, and breaking the system of trust, them it is worst for all parties involved. It will destroy society. But for those who break the rules, this is immediately good for the rule breaker. There is always this balancing in society. There is even a good discussion on the value systems that humans use to break the rules of society. Some of the most famous people in history were rule breakers. Often these people are doing good, but there is a different value system in place, which causes them to not follow society. It is interesting that they break the trust in the system because of a different ethic. You see this is church some times. An eldership will not take a stand, or one elder will go with the rest, even though he feels that the rest of the elders are wrong on a certain doctrinal issues, because to him, the value of unity is over the value of doctrinal purity. We break trust when we have different systems in place. There are some good lines in this, like we all cooperate when we all understand what cooperation means. You will enjoy this book, as the insights are really fascinating. The only bad part of it, is that it is longer, and more in-depth than I really wanted. I loved the insights, but it seemed that it was a little too deep for me. Too much reading, for the level of knowledge I was looking to gain. It would have been better if the author made it shorter for people like me. Not that it is a bad book, but it was the first introduction into this area, so my level of knowledge was weak, and I wished it was more of an introduction to the topic, not a treatise on it. Overall, though, a thought provoking book.
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