Citizens of a country we function as a family, we just have to think of a million family members, which assigned attributes that can not be deduced from how the families of three or four humans over a pet.
In the great family that each family member try to do what suits us for the rest. To do so enthusiastically, and not charge us too, we take that we are many to try to assign a role that gives pleasure as well, part of their compensation is given by the satisfaction they get to do what he likes.
For example, musicians have to pay just because they love the music and up would work for free, we pay cops delight little because walking around with a gun in his waist, to the presidents would have to charge them for the pleasure they are having so much power .
In short: in societies try to serve each other, for the lowest possible cost. In other words, we seek efficiency.
Both the allocation of roles, as their acceptance by the designated citizen, are not very clear, especially in some cases.
I will refer to a very painful case is the case of offenders.
Citizens do not want to accept the assignment of roles because we feel complicit, malicious, guilty, but there are reasons to suppose that these designations do.
The thieves need to tone the large security industry. Many of us (police, locksmiths, blacksmiths, researchers, insurers), we live because people fear being robbed, but also designate them to allow us to dream that we are the honest.
Note: Original in Spanish (without translation by Google): Las sociedades también necesitan ladrones.
(Este es el Artículo Nº 2.023)