I think it’s entirely bullshit I should have to interact with anyone against my will.
It takes a conscious effort to limit my exposure to people and institutions that steal my freedom. But it’s worth it to me to avoid people who tax my time, my energy, or my emotional bandwidth. Why? Because being around people impairs my quality of life.
Like Dementors, they suck away the best parts of my capacity to create. So I avoid these kinds of people at all costs.
Similarly, when I have a terrible experience at a business, I either provide feedback or I choose not to patronize it.
Anytime an interaction becomes too costly – when it regresses from the threshold of mutual benefit – I can declare my freedom by exercising a choice to avoid these kinds of transactions.
This kind of peaceful interactions allows people to self-select a better standard of living. It provides a basis for humans to participate with one another harmoniously.
Just imagine a world governed by a standard of mutual-benefit. Now contrast that to our world.
We live in a dubious time – a time where freedom of association takes a back seat to political agendas.
Under the guise of law enforcement, governmental invasion spans a significant share of our lives. And to what recourse?
Consider the baker – forced to bake a cake for a customer he doesn’t want to serve, else the government condemns his property. Would you want to do work for someone hostile to you?
Or the corner store – forced to accept cash as a form of payment, or face hefty fines from government cronies. Would you want to work the register at night in a seedy part of town?
You cannot breed peace through force. You cannot breed morality through mandate.
You cannot make people better through bureaucracy. And why would you want to?