7 Nov 2005 parkerc   » (Journeyer)

RMS got it right. Freedom is a compromise, which links all of us together.

While driving home from the hardware store, one guy was driving a bit like an asshole, while the rest of us on the road were driving the speed limit and taking our time. The asshole (driving a Miata) probably thought that we were all being suckers for following the speed limit, but what he/she did not understand is that the general pleasant condition - the condition that allowed he/she to drive like a complete asshole - was created by the compromise that the rest of the drivers on the road had silently agreed to. We had all decided that we would agree to create a climate which allowed for all of us to drive home safely.

Just a thought. Thanks RMS.

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