I’ve always hated being told what to do.
Even if it’s something I need to do. Even if it’s something I’ve been trying to do.
A year or two ago I was trying to quit drinking Mountain Dew. I went to see a nurse practitioner about something else. She told me to drink less Mountain Dew. I drank twice as much after she told me that.
Then there’s that obnoxious anti-piracy “public service announcement.” “You wouldn’t steal a car.” Oh yeah?
I was dropping my kids off at school this morning. The principal was making an announcement that students who were being violent would be suspended for a day or two. This sounds totally reasonable. But for some reason I resented her for saying it.
I wouldn’t consider myself an anarchist. But I am a minarchist
I question why a lot of authority figures have any authority.
Some people in power seem to think I’m too stupid to make my decisions. I think they’re too stupid to make my decisions. I’m in a much better position to know what I need than they are.
Who are they to say I have to buy health insurance? That should be my decision.
I understand the need for certain laws. It’s not okay to hurt other people or violate their property.
I do have a problem with laws that are “for my own good.”
I hate that I work to support a system I don’t believe in.
I hate that I have no real control over where my tax dollars go.
I hate feeling obligated.
I hate feeling powerless.