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The social contract is the idea that humans enter a compromise with governments. Humans give up some freedom in order to be part of a society that has order and protection. This might mean that humans give up their power to a ruler, like a king, or to the decision of the majority, like a democracy. The idea of a “social contract” helps philosophers think about why humans live under the rules of society. It can also help us think about when the social contract should be broken and change is needed.