What society lacks today are norms. Norms are not to be confused with simple normality. Rather, norms are the basis for living together in civil society, and without which a social order crumbles. A society without norms is a bland society that leads to standardization with no standards.
Russell Kirk said it best when he wrote that “A norm means an enduring standard. It is a law of nature, which we ignore at our peril. It is a rule of human conduct and a measure of public virtue. The norm does not signify the average, the median, the mean, the mediocre. The norm is not the conduct of the average sensual man. A norm is not simply a measure of average performance within a group” (Russell Kirk, Enemies of the Permanent Things: Observations of Abnormity in Literature and Politics, Arlington House, New Rochelle, N.Y., 1969 p. 17).