“Make the best o’ things the way you find ’em, says I – that’s my motto. This ain’t no bad thing that we’ve struck here – plenty grub and an easy life – come, give us your hand, duke, and le’s all be friends.”

The duke done it, and Jim and me was pretty glad to see it. It took away all the uncomfortableness and we felt mighty good over it, because it would a been a miserable business to have any unfriendliness on the raft; for what you want, above all things, on a raft, is for everybody to be satisfied, and feel right and kind towards the others.

– Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 19. After the Duke and King decide to work together, Huck is relieved. Trust and the acceptance of differences between people help build better friendships and make life on a raft a whole lot easier, he feels. The raft here is a symbol of society.