How many people does it take to need a government? At what point does a crowd need crowd control? I think attention is the key. In pairs, each member can give virtually full attention to the other. Nobody is ever more careful to act in the larger interest than someone who feels as if he or she is being watched. The need for governing is virtually nil in a pair. In small groups there is a bit more freedom from watching and being watched. We don’t watch everyone, and we don’t feel like we are being watched all the time….