Each of us wants to become someone different. And it’s a good thing. It’s a natural human thing. …
And so, when it [the state] blocks, when it obstructs our freedom of action, it obstructs our ability to construct ourselves, to use our artisanal control over ourselves to become an artifactual person different than the one we are today.Don Boudreaux
This profound insight originates from the discussion between Don Boudreaux and Russ Roberts about the great political economist James Buchanan on EconTalk.
The growing uneasiness and discomfort in view of a never ending lockdown and seemingly arbitrary restrictions on basic rights could have its roots right here: the prohibition of opportunities by the state to express oneself, to develop, to flourish as a human being.