Every human being, including you, wants to avoid aggression. No one wants to be harmed.
Aggression is the violation of your person or property. It’s criminal to impose things on people, rather than acquire consent.
- A person might agree to a boxing match but reject being mugged
- Masochists who can gain pleasure from pain nevertheless use “safe words” to limit the pain. They want to retain control over their person.
- No one actually wants to be a victim of vandalism, fraud, robbery, rape, or murder.
Such victimization is a violation of your consent. And it’s self-evident that you don’t want to be a victim. And what is true of you is also true of others. Everyone wants to escape harm. And once you understand that, you realize why the Zero Aggression Principle is a primary rule of human interaction.
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