I’d like to propose a few questions for your pondering, and encourage you to comment on them here. These questions may seem to have only complex answers, or no answers at all. I propose that the solutions to the problem are indeed complex, but the premise is actually quite simple:
- Who owns/controls your life and body? You? Or someone, something else?
- If “someone else,” by what authority? Why does someone else own you?
- Are you happy for others to own/control you? Or are you upset about it, even if you can’t see any alternative?
- Do you see an alternative? What would that be?
Think about all of the problems in the world, all the evil going on. The “wars,” and waves of hate, spite and so much more. The endless war of every tiny faction with others, natural differences between people being used to agitate for ever more hate and dysfunction everywhere. In the barrage of hate and casting blame, I suspect very few are even interested in finding a honest, rational solution.
How many even seek peace and prosperity anymore? Or are people convinced that they can/should/MUST control the lives and property of as many others as possible?
Do you think some people should control other people? Or are you willing and able to govern yourself, to control your own life and leave others to do the same?