government (laws, taxes)
These influences permeate throughout life, so there is little time where a person isn't under some kind of influence. This is manifest in the typical mid-life crisis that the majority of the population experiences. At this time in life, people are usually faced with the decision to continue doing what others want or finally shed those influences and do whatever makes them happy. Obviously I realize that you cannot be free from other people's influence on your life. We live in this world and there will always be people here. What I am trying to describe is recognizing that these things influence our decisions but ultimately the choice should be ours. Whenever these influences seek to force or coerce us, a red flag should go up. No matter the pressure, no organization, group or person can or should try to make a choice for another person. I ultimately believe in each person's autonomy to run their own lives. In this society, people don't even have the free choice to kill themselves which in my opinion = LAME.