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    Just read this little snippet in today's paper:

    Half of young Britons think that some laws can be disobeyed, according to a study.

    Around 49% of under-25s refuse to back the idea that it is 'very important' to obey the law. One in ten said it was not at all important.

    One in four of all ages think it is OK to pocket state benefits to which they are not entitled.

    Researchers from Sheffiled University polled 12,000 people for a 'Citizen Audit' by the Government's Economic and Social Reasearch Council.


    Sort of explains a lot, doesn't it? *sigh*

    "Almost anything you do will seem insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. You must be the change that you wish to see in the world." Gandhi

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    How sad is an attitude like that

    Maybe part of it is due that some people are aware that it is 'worth the risk' to flout laws as the consequences are often not very severe or appropriate.

    e.g: People who drive with no car insurance - often the fines for doing this (if caught) are less than their insurance policy costs & 3/6 penalty points - so it's 'worth' their risk at the disadvantage of others.


    • #3

      This kind of information/research just makes me seethe. :angry:

      Misty, how can attitudes like this be changed? :blink: I'd love to know.