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I'd speculate that an innate human tendency to believe in a just social system and hold a bias towards the status quo (or, framed differently, a reluctance to upend the status quo) could have quite predictably developed somewhere along the long line of gradual biological and social/technological development of the human genus. Prior to the contemporary world's relatively extreme tolerance for personal and contrary opinions, belief and expression and relatively extreme avoidance of routine violence (please note the "relatively"), radically challenging the status quo of one's own system was probably fairly likely to result in pain, death or margnilisation unto deprivation.

This is a plausible theory, no?

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