"Do things because you can, not because you should." (P.155)
In the book Rite of Passage by Alexei Panshin there is a philosophy, in the fake universe, that says that people should do things because they can, not because they should. I think it is basically saying that if we know we can get away with things, go for it. However this philosophy wouldn't work in a society because everyone would be doing
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all the time. This philosophy would never work out in a real society because it has no morals. It is basically saying that people can do anything, but ultimately that will never work in real life because everything would be a big mess. Society would become phony because people wouldn't be doing things because they are right, they would do them because it was ok. The quote, which says, "cheaters never prosper" is entirely accurate.