Nobody asked but …
Preferences are frequently discounted as selfish impulses, but they are probably the second most important class of property that one owns. The first, in my opinion, is your time and space, the outward manifestation of your self.
It is important to know exactly what are your preferences — they are your choices, needs, and wants.
You have the same responsibility for your preferences as for your actions. You are free to pursue them as long as that pursuit does not infringe upon like pursuit among others. And you certainly may not pursue them through initiated aggression, including fraud.
A more refined level of preference contains external property holdings and voluntary associations. These may be retained as long as they are retained without infringing on others’ rights.
— Kilgore Forelle