|Posted by Cobaltsoul on May 31, 2010 at 12:24 PM|
Some of us like rules and some of us don't.
Some of us need external rules to keep us from doing stupid things because we can't maintain our own internal rules.
Some of us use internal rules very well and are therefore very successful in life.
Some of us never think about our internal rules but still create succussful lives.
I am more a principles kind of guy they tend to be a bit more flexy than rules, closer to wisdom than to laws. That quality appeals to me.
I do have one or two rules though, very conscious ones.
I am in a developing situation and part of the reason it is developing, very nicely in my view, is that I am ignoring one of my few rules.
Reflecting on this I arrived at the question: How do we know when it's better to break a rule than to keep it?
In my particular case, right now, the answer flows from the purpose of my rule. It's not a rule to save me from death or anything particularly dire. Breaking it exposes me to the risk of emotional distress but nothing soul destroying. Obviously if I am exposed to emotional risk then there is also the possibility of emotional benefit. In this case, great benefits indeed.
So, I'm happy to break my own rule and see how things turn out.
So what is my Rule About Rules?
Unbreakable rules are for robots.
We are human.