"One should respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison." - Bertrand Russell

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    Some people intentionally disrespect public opinion to get themselves into prison and avoid starvation.
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    That is definitely a better strategy than starving to death...
    But if it is the only better strategy, then there surely is a critical bug in the foundations of society.
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    @rutee07 There's a guy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest who lives on the street and beats someone up every October so as to get locked up until spring.
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