Conflicts of Values

As the particular specifies the general, as place and time are restricted, differences arise. Us vs them. Sooner vs. later. Affordances we have vs. affordances they have. These are all legitimate differences that change the ways agreed upon ideals would/could be enacted. Ashby's Law should rule, not misplaced and mistimed majority (or minority) rule.

What cultural habits lead us to so often aggregate and generalize when disaggregating and particularizing would provide more elegant solutions?