As a human, we perform more completely in environments where we are accepted. When a group that exercise principled ethos individually as a collective whole it precludes the rapid infection of weakened ethos. When however, a turn of the head here and a turn of the head there attitude takes over the light of the ethos begins to fade and the darkness draws closer to the interior perimeter. Once acceptance of behavior that lacks principled ethos is tolerated, it will become the new normal. With an unchecked balance of resistance, the group may be overcome with darkness and the end of the group is incurred.