#2 Sometimes, we just need to follow the rules.
Rules make life simple. That’s their upside and their downside.
Rules take the decision-making responsibility away from us. In some cases, they remove that sense of personal responsibility for our behavior. They are, after all, set by those who know more than we do.
But not always; hence our own ability to be rule-breakers. I pride myself on being a rule breaker, at least being willing to be a rule breaker. When the situation calls for it.
And other times, I’m grateful to know what’s expected of me, what behavior will keep me safe, what the rules are. As I said, it just makes life simpler.
Last month, after this post had been written, Laurie Buchanan posted Rules Are Meant to Be Broken on her blog, asking, “when do rules apply to you?” I recommend it and the Comments that followed, if you have the time.
How about you? What’s your position on rules?
Did you miss the earlier posts in this series? If so, here are the links: