Making laws is not an achievement for us. We cannot transform a bad society by laws. However taking the goodness of a good society into account, government of every nation has formulated social laws to make society happy.
At certain extent it is helpful. It cannot be rejected at all. But society cannot be run by laws if the participating people don't follow these laws. If they deny or overlook these laws, then no any government can put a servant behind each and every people and it is not possible at all. Rules cannot be practiced forcefully but practice can be transformed into rules. That's why it is generally said that "practice is the rule". Therefore it is the practice and uses by the people for the people that can transform a bad society into a good one.
Society is a place where people interact with each other they share their thoughts and views. A good society depends upon the people living there.
A good society refers to good people living in that locality, street etc.; where they talk with each other and care everyone's need and interest. Also they remain positive to help each other. They participate together in the problems of local people they never quarrel or create problems for other. There is a unity among them and love, honesty integrity and truthfulness prevail at every corner of the society. Whenever a problem arises for any member of the society, then everyone help that person. For example if someone become debtors due to his financial crisis, then many with a small contribution can accumulate a lot for taking the affected person out of financial crisis. In this type of society everyone has a belief that bad days are very common and it can fetch to any one of us. So we must behave as a bigger family like a co-operative system.
Whereas a bad society refers to a group of people who have quarrelsome nature, self centered, uncooperative. The people carry their problem on their own head. Sharing caring is not noticed. Therefore any small problem fetches someone sometimes to death. The people hide good information, things or other thing. Therefore they remain limited in all fronts. They don't believe the formula of sharing and caring. They often fight or quarrel for small thing ; which has no value for both of them. This leads to wastage of time and increase their tension. Day by day the people of this type of society become ill minded. This type society has no unity and any social bonding. I reject these type of societies and condemn the formula of this kind of living.
Earlier people used to sit together in the morning or at evening. They used to gossips. These gathering generally created good practices to follow that set example of good society created by practicing the talk that generalized the people to follow something in the right direction.
One more important point I want to share here that more rules create more complexities and make people limited and inhuman in nature thereby destroying social thread. For example now a day's people remains in fear of helping a men fell by accident on the road. They think that police will ask a lot questions regarding the accident and his daily life might be complicated in the mess of laws. Therefore overdose of rule is very unhealthy for any society. This is the one reason people become selfish and self centered. Economic unbalances and disparity in right of opportunities create fight among the societies.
We need to think in human way, honest way, integral way to create a healthy society and healthy nation. It is also important to set right people at the top and in the system of laws. Bad government servant can never create good society because good society arises from the spark of thinking and not by fire of misconceptions.
That is why some great men have correctly said that society can only be transformed by better people.