Knowing the difference between public and private law is essential to understand the nature of freedom because each is a distinct creation from one another. One is the creation of our free interactions with others while the other does not require us to choose to agree to its laws. The existence of any laws that maintain societies cohesiveness exists within the fabric of society itself because the rules that govern all interactions with other members of society exist within in an unwritten agreement between its members. This agreement can take many forms such as a financial contract, pledge to friendship, marriage vows, and etc and as long as all conditions are met each side continues the relationship until the agreement is broken by one of the participants. This kind of law exists in the unwritten social contract itself and the participants are only restrained by the agreement itself. A pledge to be someone's best friend can be thought of as a law that forbids each side from seeking other best friends. This kind of "law" is not created or enforced by the state but by the voluntary decisions of two or more people and since it is away from the state it is called private law. In this atmosphere, the free choice of individuals is always maintained and human beings exist in their natural state free of anything that may cause them to act against their own choices. It is in this state, devoid of public law, that people find the most freedom over their own lives but since we create government authority to give us a sense of security we allow the creation of public law that that authority has the right to create. Public law, unlike natural law, is not created by the choice of its participants but simply exists as raw force over our lives. This makes public law a violation of your freedom because it is not based on the free choice of the individual. Since the creation and natures of both kinds of laws are so radically different it makes the existence of anything under their perspective domains different. All things that live under public law exist without freedom while all things that live under natural law exist within freedom and a society where there is no distinction between public law (state) and natural law (society) becomes a society where the natural free inclinations of its citizens now becomes subject to the controls of the government.