Meanwhile, the second and third laws of nature demonstrate how the construction of the social contract might serve to regulate people’s morality and virtues. As noted by Hobbes, people will develop social contracts with others in an attempt to contribute to self-preservation, which will see individuals to lay down their right to all things in order to have others to make compromises over their liberties. In this second law, Hobbes reveals that social contracts will be formed out of the consensus between individuals committed to self-preservation, which will result in certain regulations over people’s actions and behaviors. Although, the second law of nature plays an important role in the development of virtuous dispositions, it does not necessarily mean that people will perform virtuous actions out of self-interest. The underlying reason is that virtuous dispositions are automatically developed out of individuals’ habits that are in line with particular requirements of the laws of nature. However, Hobbes demonstrates that the second law can result in an external force that is imposed upon individuals’ dispositions, because it requires individuals to refer to social contracts as particular rules that will guide and govern their daily actions in the state of nature. As a result, individuals will not be independent in developing their dispositions that can align with their particular habits and characters. Thus, this second law indicates that virtuous dispositions can be regulated by the laws of nature, which however do not actively lead to the emergence of virtuous actions serving self-interest.