There are several advantages of conformity, or following the rules of a society. Conformists allow for the orderly flow of society, as rule breakers often interrupt the order of the society. Conformists also tend to get more work done, as they follow rules, and they enforce the laws of the society.
However, conformity can at times lead to unjust societies if the laws in the society are unfair or dictatorial. In addition, conformity does not allow people to develop new ideas that help the processes of the society, including legal, business, and educational processes, work more effectively. If society is unjust or unfair, non-conformists are vital in changing society to be more just by breaking the rules. In addition, a society filled with conformists can be too placid and dull, and non-conformists can add to the vitality and energy of a society. Non-conformists can develop new ways of looking at problems and at life, adding to the richness of people's experiences.