026: Conventionalism

Today, the monkeys talk conventions and their utility. What is a convention and conventionalism? Is it simply a set of rules or some other thing that society expects us to do? What does it mean to live conventionally? Is a conventional life a good thing? Do we even really agree on most conventions? Why is the Golden Rule not conventional? How can we break free from conventionalism and would society still be able to function?

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