- Our vulnerability. We have limited and fragile support systems. When those systems fail, people often lose their lives.
- Real dangers. Making mistakes can put us at the mercy of nature and its animal residents seeking a meal.
- Ignorance. Many cultures scapegoat someone whenever there is a failure of some kind.
- Order. Many societies punish those who do not conform to the prevailing orthodoxy and treat differences and non-conformity as a mistake.
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