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Humanity overall has a way of pushing the envelope. If a person is told to stop at 10 minutes, they will want to go for 12, or 15.

Just look at the traffic code. The State posts a speed limit at 65 and people automatically expect to go 68, or more.

I question how many of us completely leave that child stage of pushing your dad or mom until “Don’t do it” is lost in the whimpering tears of punishment, however you define the repercussions.

Think of how many people look at the speed limit sign and think “They’re not going to stop me for going a few over,” and after a time you assume the department...


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