Today a half philosophical discussion. I just want to lead you into two different situations.
a) visiting a market
b) visiting a public authority
Just one first question. Which one do you prefer to visit?
Second question do you have an idea why?
Well for me it’s a difference like night and day. I’m sitting e.g in the evening and enjoying my dinner. And I eat e.g one wonderful fresh bread and I see that I need to fetch some new bread. Next morning I visit a bakery and what will happen? Well at first there will be some seller on the other side. She/he will kindly say. Good morning, what can I for you or the like. I tell him/her, I’d like to get my “bread”. If I’m a regular visitor I surely will be asked before. “You usual bread” or the like. They know me and they appreciate if I’m coming back. That’s voluntary exchange.
Now imagine the same for a public authority. Do you go there voluntarily? Well I for my part can not imagine one day when I WANTED to go there. I MUST. And how am I treated there? Just imagine a question about your taxes. How does that work? Well at first you won’t be alone and you even may have to take some dating ticket. And you have no idea how long it will take. You will sit down. Now think about the room where you may sit. Will it be a friendly place? Well AFAIKT the answer is no. I guess anyone know the endless corridors of such “establishments”… And there’s another difference you are irritated. You do not want to be there, you want to be somewhere else. And then the next thing which will get on you nerves. You will be treated as some nuisance. It’s not two men on the same height it’s the authorities and you. In the end it’s involuntarily exchange.
Well I know what I prefer and I guess you know it too. We are “forced” to go to the authorities for so much. In Germany we have to go to the registration office within some 3 day or so after the birth of a child. Yes it must all be kept on record. I guess they are afraid to miss some tax casualty. I don’t know how you’d feel I know how it got on my nerves to go there. Other things that one must “go” to fetch ones passport. Why? It just indicates that you are owned by some “government” and you can not get anywhere into another country without such thing. It’s like a owners dog tag. It states you are “owned” by the government.
Just think about it. When was the last time you visit a public authority voluntarily?