The Value Of Intimacy And Love And Civility And Trust To A Society

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Corruption is present in every city and government in one form or another. However, to counterbalance corruption, society needs a form of structure to function properly, whether structures involve features of intimacy and love or civility and trust. Society will see that the majority of people will react positively to have forms of love and trust. Intimacy and love are vastly different compared to civility and trust: I believe that intimacy and love works better in situation with fewer but civility and trust is better situated for larger groups. Thus, I am going to argue that civility and trust outranks intimacy and love in which trust has a greater important to society.
Intimacy and love are important factors to interpersonal relationship but as a foundation to not governing and controlling society. Consider a situation of three-person group, or also known as a triad, intimacy and love is not successful majority of time (Freidkin 05/20/10). Take for example, a family of three, a father, mother, son or daughter, has unconditionally love for each other. However, as the teenager grows up, he or she may not always agree with the parents' decisions about their life; and/or vice versa, in which the parents may not like the teenager's lifestyle. This shows that we tend to hold other with high regards and respect when we love another. Also, when we love others, we want the best for them and help them make better decisions to have better relations with the party. In relation to society, intimacy and love are not ideal features because they are too personal; not everyone will let others control their lives and surroundings willingly for strangers. For those who have conflicting beliefs with higher personnel will feel that some choices will be a burden. Interpersonal relations, such as intimacy and love, asks too much from the public to portray a “perfect” society.
Moreover, when addressing intimacy and love, there must be an equilibrium in decision making; meaning, each opportunity must appeal to everyone. Referring back to the three-person family, assume that they want to go out for dinner and they must all agree on one restaurant. In interpersonal relationships and groups, there must be a balance structure. In a triad of the balance model, all three parties must have positive relations to each decisions or the other person in order to have proper functionality (Friedkin 05/20/10). In relation to society, intimacy and love will not work because there is too much pressure not to create any animosity between people. There is an overarching pressure just to please everyone in society to have unanimity. In addition, to...

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