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I never claimed there were no differences in the details, but you are seemingly trying to insist that there are zero similarities. Perhaps I am not communicating my point clearly enough. If I do not like the way you look, I can just not look at you. Same with your yard. The three examples I gave are intrusive annoyances. Regardless of the possible consequences of each, they are still essentially that. Others would include someone choosing to mow the lawn or fire up their leaf blower or gun their motorcycle's engine or hammer nails or cut wood with a chainsaw near your home at 3 a.m. No, they do not present much danger to one's safety yet they are not easily avoidable and, bottom line, they are someone else's responsibility. Danger or not, nobody sought your permission before inflicting loud noises on you while you were asleep, or dining out, or shopping, or before letting their dog chase you or before driving in a highly discourteous manner. They just did it without regard to the feelings of your or anyone else. Each is the result of the thoughtlessness of someone else and results in others having to deal with noise or danger. I am no immediate risk (is there any risk?) to your health if I run up to you and jabber away with my hand thrust out to shake, yet you have to deal with that intrusive behavior in one way or another and you did not invite it simply by being in that place at that time.