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Hello, Dr. Zimbardo.

A couple of decades ago, I read some of what you had written about Synanon and other "cult-ish" groups. I'm wondering what your current views are about such groups and how much some aspects of them ought to be imitated. Are these groups that society in general ought to learn from -- in terms of how to relate to each other, raise children, form a community, etc. -- or should we take more of a stay-away approach? And if we ought to learn from them, then how should we go about reshaping society while avoiding the many negatives of such groups?

Also, I'll second the question from /u/AnnonMiss: Why are people evil?