- Если не хочешь потерять друга,
не подвергай эту дружбу испытаниям.
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nikadubrovsky цитирует своего супруга noelbush:
- Testing limits is how we decide whether those limits are legitimate. Their legitimacy for a particular society may change over time, so they need to be tested frequently. Testing limits is how we discover whether what we *think* are the limits are really the ones in force. Sometimes we find that the actual rules in play are very different from those that are proclaimed, and this is important information that can largely be determined only by testing the limits.
Think of it. This is how the law functions as well. We don't really know what a law means until it is tested.