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Social rules are the most human social activity that is organized and regulated by socially produced and reproduced systems of rules. Social rules are the set or pattern of behaviors expected to be followed by everyone as a member of society. They are used to examine all levels of human interaction. They are different from those that are enforced by law. If these rules are not followed properly, then the society and social life will have to face various disasters. So, social rules are the guidelines for each individual members of the society.

Human agents such as individuals, groups, organizations, communities, and other collectivities produce, carry, and reform these systems of social rules, and this frequently takes place in various ways. Social rules are not compulsory behaviors. They are rather optional. Even if the person does not follow social rules, the person is not liable to any punishment under the law. For example, a person is not supposed to sit in front of the elders by folding his/her legs. However no laws states of any punishment for not respecting the elders. Similarly, the couples are not allowed to stay together until they get married. Well, I just remembered the saying of my teacher to the college guys wearing earrings. He usually used to say "I also like to wear the earrings, but our society doesn't accept it. So, stop wearing earrings in the college or change the society." There are certain things that the society doesn't accept and we must follow the social rules of the society because we have to stay in this society. Social rules must be learned from the childhood. When the kids don’t follow social rules, others may think they’re self-centered or uncaring. Other kids may find their behavior annoying and back away because the society expects discipline, manner, modesty, cooperation and civility from its members.

Some of the social rules that must be learned are:

  • Meet and greet politely.
  • Pay attention to others.
  • Take turns while talking.
  • Think before you act.
  • Cooperate with others.

Social rules are also important in normative and moral communications about social actions and interactions. Social rules also require that a person should help those members of the society who are weak, poor and incapable of helping themselves. The social rules also require that a person should not differentiate in terms of language, culture, caste and others. Becausea society consists of different people with different religious, linguistic, traditional, ethnic and cultural backgrounds and to respect such difference is also a part of the social rule.

The interpretation and implementation of social rules are universal in a human society, for the reformulation and transformation. Social rules also demand that the person should give highpreferenceto social interest than his/her personal interest like helping one another, cultivation of cooperation, friendliness, and participation in social functions.



  • Social rules are the behaviors that are considered acceptable in a group or society.
  • Social rules lead to a smooth social interaction that allows us to acquire friends and avoid conflicts.
  • Social rules also demand that the person should give high preference to social interest than his/her personal interest.
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Very Short Questions

Social rules are the most human social activity that is organized and regulated by socially produced and reproduced systems of rules. They are the guidelines for each individual member of the society. They are a set or pattern of behaviour expected to be followed by everyone in the society.

Discipline, manners, modesty, cooperation and civility are expected from the people.

If social rules are not followed properly then the society and social life will have to face various disasters. For example, marrying two girls by a boy is a crime in the society. It is also a social rule not to marry another girl if his wife is with him. If he does not follow the social rule, various problems will arise.

Social rules are obligatory because the society has prescribed certain rules that are expected to be followed by everyone in the society. It binds the people in discipline. The social rules are correct and acceptable behavior in the society.

Being in the society, the person should help one another in times of need, participate in social functions, cultivate cooperation, friendliness, and a person should give high preference to social interest than his/her personal interests.

Our society consists of different people with different religious, linguistic, traditional, ethnic and cultural backgrounds and to respect such differences is also a part of the social rule. If a person does not respect such differences, then the society will not accept such person as its member.

A person should give high preference to social interest than his/her personal interests. Helping one another in times of need, cultivation of cooperation, friendliness, participation in social functions are some of the activities that a person should consider to be of high importance.

Sanctity is something very important and must be treated with respect.

A set of beliefs or opinions that strongly influence the people is creed.

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  • The guidelines for each indiviual memebers of the society are known as___________.

    excuite law
    constitutional law
    social rules
    government rules
  • What kinds of behaviours are expected from the people?

    impolite
    discipline, manner, modesty, cooperation and civility
    cruel
    indiscipline
  • What happens when we differentiate a person in the name of caste, culture or creed?

    Then, we will be punished by law.
    Then, we will be praised by the society.
    Then, we will be welcomed by the society.
    Then, we become morally corrupt and mentally slow.
  • What kinds of good qualities should a person cultivate?

    Rudeness
    Co-operation, helpfulness, courtesy
    Selfishness, self-centred
    Cruelity
  • A set of beliefs or opinions that strongly influence the people is known as_____________.

    creed
    disaster
    breach
    modesty
  • What happens if one does not follow social rules?

    One can be forgiven
    One can be ousted from the society
    One can be praised
    One can be welcomed
  • The person should behave _____________ to the children.

    amiably and with tenderness
    strictly
    rudely
    cruelly
  • Something very important and must be treated with respect is__________.

    breach
    oust
    creed
    sanctity
  • If the social rules are not followed properly, then society will have face_________.

    various disasters
    conflict and wars
    diffculties
    various court laws
  • The society has prescribed certain rules that is__________to be followed by everyone.

    misuse
    unexcepted
    excepted
    discard
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