MEANS OF CONTROL, OR POLITICAL SCIENCE
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W h e n e v e r individuals come in contact some of their acts may be of little significance to each other-; but many acts necessarily assist or interfere with others. Every individual learns to modify his behaviour so that others will not block his efforts to get what he wants. There may be much conflict but the tendency is for individuals to adjust behaviour to that of others. Some seek to obtain their ends by force, others by stealth. As the association continues habits develop and each expects a certain type of reaction from the other. One is likely to be surprised or offended when companions act in unexpected ways, and there is usually an attempt by the persons most concerned to make the offender conform. This often results in fights and the consequent disturbance of persons not concerned in the affair. When it becomes customary for many of the disputes that arise between individuals to be settled by one or more representatives of the group in accordance with accepted ways of behaviour, then the group has in fact developed a government.