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A Disciplined Society

In India in quite a few lower income societies and maybe even higher income societies it is considered macho to break rules. I am like a small king. I can break rules and no one can touch me. Would enforcing rules like stopping at pedestrian crossings, not blowing the horn, not urinating in public indirectly end up making women more secure

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It may be worth looking to see if women are more secure in more disciplined societies . Did women's security improve in the "Fine" city of Singapore

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I suspect we pay a heavy price for indiscipline in our day-to-day lives. Breaking rules becomes the norm, uncouth behaviour (breaking the queue, aggressive driving ) becomes routine. Apathetic or at least ineffective leadership becomes acceptable. I lead a hospital where safety should be a pre-requisite to functioning; the reality is that safe behaviour is at odds with the daily reality Indians encounter.