chapter  9
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Social or Cultural Acceptability of Forest Uses

Mendonotseektomaximizetheirmaterialwell-beingtotheexclusionofallelse.EveryoneisEconomicManuptoapoint,butonly uptoapoint.Otherconsiderations,suchaspersonalphilosophyor ideology,religion,ethics,orotherattitudinalrelationships,or socialpressuresofthegroupofwhichtheindividualisamember, governmuchindividualconduct.Someoftheseculturalattitudes areembodiedinlaw,butmanyarenot.Somethingsaresimplydone, andotherssimplynotdone,asrightandproper,eitherbythe standardsoftheindividualorbythestandardsofthesocialcommunitywhichbecomegoverningtotheindividual;theseactivities aredoneornotdonewithoutregardtowhetherthedoerismade economicallybetteroffthereby.Mostprivatecharity,muchreligious activity,andmanyotherfacetsoflife,modernortraditional,are manifestationsofthepowerofculturalorsocialattitudes.