Agreement and Willingness

Obvious as it may seem, none of this would be possible without the willingness of individuals to agree. We can communicate only because we agree on the same meanings of words and rules of grammar. If we weren’t, we would scrape out a living totally isolated. We can coordinate and produce survival for all only because we agree on who does what, and on which products are desirable. If we weren’t, we would totally obstruct each other’s production.

It’s worth pausing to consider how about everything is basically agreement, and how things would be without agreement. And then notice that agreement exists only because individuals are willing to agree. It has been said that all you have is people’s goodwill.