If I wrote the rules, I wouldn’t have a problem with any of them.
We are a rule making — and breaking — species. We strive to identify laws of nature, create laws or our own, and enforce them with penalties if society doesn’t abide. Yet, each rule was written by a human being, is being governed by a human being, and is susceptible to misinterpretation or error.
Without rules, it’s possible we’d end up with complete chaos, quickly return to times of high-noon shootouts, and have a difficult time educating our children; with rules, our children grow up with preconceived notions of what’s possible, appropriate, or ‘good’ vs ‘bad’. Our rules give us peace, certainty, and predictability in our lives. Breaking rules gives us freedom, fulfillment, and independence.
So, I ask you to consider the following question: is it more important to follow rules, break them, or have both experiences in life?
Personally, I think it’s great to follow some rules, consider when they make sense and don’t make sense for your reality, and abandon others. Recently, I’ve been similarly questioning rules of planet Earth.
If we blindly follow rules, there is “order” in society; if we automatically abandon every rule, there is chaos. However, if we thoughtfully reconsider rules from time to time, question what reality would be like without them, and come up with other ways of processing the world around us, there is progress.
What if everything you “knew” was wrong?
Sent to you with love, compassion, and gratitude,
Dr. Kareem Samhouri
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