Anthropologists once examined a society that utilized a special technique for the treatment of those members who chose to break rules or violate customs, which were predominantly children.
At the time of the offense, everyone would stop what they were doing and gather in a circle with the violator in the middle. One by one each would take their turn listing all the good qualities and past achievements of the offender.
After everyone had described as many of the person’s positive points as they could think of, they all went back to what they were doing, and made no further mention of the infraction again.
In this way the members were able to sustain a society that was virtually crime-free…