Equally are characters expected to go against what others might consider to be the norm as a way of proving themselves (especially their ingenuity)? Who sets the rules in the first place and why do the majority accept them?
Have there been cases where characters rebelled enough to force through "political" or "societal" changes? How are the genders treated in your world? Is there sex discrimination or are all equal and any sign of weakness is considered to bring the gender concerned into disrepute? What happens to those characters who do bring their group into disrepute?
There must be story ideas in there!