There is absolutely a place for rules in structure within our civilization and our communities.
I’m all for that. I know having a sense of structure and parameters for behavior is wise and important. But, when you go after someone for the shade of their heating and A/C lodgeet, that might be an example of going too far. This is what I am currently dealing with. The HOA in our planned community is threatening me with all sorts of penalties and litigation. What did I do? Did I paint my beach house green or put in live chickens in the backyard? No, I simply had a sun faded heating and A/C outside lodgeet. That was my deep transgression. When we bought our home, it had an entirely nice and modern heating and A/C. But over the years, the paint has faded out on the cabinet holding the compressor and condenser. Honestly, I never even noticed it was happening. It’s in an area of the beach house that I rarely go by. Anything having to do with the heating and A/C is left to the professionals. However, the HOA noticed. I offered to have it painted to bring back the color but this wasn’t a fantastic enough solution. They wanted me to substitute the lodgeet with a modern one or get a modern heating and A/C. That is, of course, beyond ridiculous. So, I told them they were in for a fight. Well actually, my lawyer told them that. I was dealing with the HOA’s hostility, once they threatened legal action, I simply turned it over to my lawyer. We’ll see what happens. In the meantime, I had the heating and A/C cabinet repainted.