We are quite a confusing society, I am learning slowly. It would seem, to the observer, that one person’s “rights” are more valuable than the “rights” of someone else. Take for example, I am stopped at a traffic signal with my windows rolled up enjoying the music of my choice at a level that can only be heard by my and the air particles within my car. Next to me pulls up a driver whose music of choice thumps hard enough that my car vibrates in rhythm and I can no longer hear myself think because her windows are down and she is quite enthusiastic about forcing everyone to listen to her music. On the other side of me arrives a driver whose windows are up, but whose music is also loud enough to be heard and felt long before his arrival at the intersection. The drivers on either side of me then engage in a war of music to see who can drown out the other.
Therefore, my question is this: Since when do their “right” to force their music of choice upon me outweigh my “right” to listen to my music of choice?
While I completely understand that we don’t all like the same things. If we did, what a dull existence we would have….dressing the same, thinking the same, eating the same, living the same, talking the same….BORING! Yet why am I, a rather quiet introvert, apparently of less value than those who are loud?