Humanity is plagued by its divided heart-- the natural instinct of humans is to defy authority and the surrounding environment, but often they are frightened into obedience because of a fear of punishment, fear of failure, or fear of being excluded from the crowd.
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"When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members."
—The Apostle Paul

“Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to think other men's thoughts, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits.”
—Walter Bagehot

“To revolt is a natural tendency of life. Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it. In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt.”
—Mikhail Bakunin