Having an offer rejected is no big deal to me. At one time in my life my thoughts and actions were dominated by the concept of winning arguments, as if one perspective had to win over another perspective in any case, and there had to be a winner and a loser.
During my life, and up until now, it appears as if there is a much better, higher quality, and lower cost alternative to the MONOPOLY of viewpoints dichotomy expressed above in my own words.
Rather than a winner, rather than a winner that wins at all costs, rather than a winner that wins at the expense of the loser, the competitive option is a race to the top instead of a race to the bottom.
Rather than false authority gained by any means not limited to any constraints other than that which works in the moment, rather than false authority gained by the liberal use of deception, threats, and violence, rather than crime, or might, making "right," as THE ONE and only monopoly power in false mind, false spirit, and deadly action, there is a competitive alternative or two, or three, or 6 billion, or 12 billion, to the power of exponential increase.
Rather than dictate there is competitive offerings of viewpoints that may work better outside of the crime business of might making right, something for nothing, collective punishment, extraordinary rendition, enhanced interrogation techniques, quantitative easing, austerity measures, majority rule, dictatorship, and other forms of crime made legal.
Each individual is as qualified as any other in the business of offering a perspective up for grabs, to be accepted, or rejected, by each other individual who is as qualified to judge any case whatsoever, including cases whereby a presumed to be innocent person is targeted by an individual who claims that the presumed to be innocent person is guilty of a crime.
Each individual, everywhere you look, in every home, in every store, in every place on earth, is as qualified as the next one, in judging any case of defensive measures to be taken to avoid any more crime anywhere.
Not children who are not yet fully developed, independent, self-sufficient, individual human beings, and not sociopaths, psychopaths, and not convicted criminals who prove their condition of criminal existence every chance they get, are qualified in a competitive, demonstrable, proven, factual, case, in each case.
So, there are choices, despite the claims made by those who invest in CRIME made LEGAL.
To each their own?