Most folks agree that we need rules in society to protect people and keep everyone on the same page. For instance, we all agree to stop at stop signs because, if everyone does it, no one gets hurt and everyone knows what to expect, this provides safety to us all. But, what about all the other laws, many are completely arbitrary. Well, we need to ask a few questions when determining if a law, or rule is a good one and if it is not.
Why was the rule created in the first place (the real reason, not always the most obvious).
Who created the rule and what gain did they have in seeing it created?
The way I see it, our society thinks it makes laws and rules, when in reality those in control make the rules or manipulate them, the same way a caveman goes about their daily grind of getting what they want. Most laws are made, or re-worked in order to control.
Humans love to control things, and as soon as one group gets in charge, another tries to unseat their authority, so they can then lead. Humans are funny, lots of sound and fury, chaos and controversy over nothing, so much they never get much done or advance very quickly, with governments to match, a silly bunch of nonsense at times. You have to laugh.
Suffice it to say, if you deny human nature and sweep it under the carpet, it will bite you in the ass at some point when you walk over it. Another reason, I'll never admit to being human. Nevertheless, we must challenge the authority, laws, and the rule makers and dig a little deeper as to their origins, potential gain, and why they are enacted, or elected.
Most rules really are not made to protect us or help us, but rather to control us and deliver more power to those who are busy scheming the next set of laws to enact. Please consider all this.