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Breaking the Rules

There are things to do with kids that don’t involve rules – but as a kids I can tell you there aren’t very many. I’m interested in your thoughts on rules.

I mean I know rules are often put in place for our safety and such but what about other types of rules?

What about the ‘Rules are made to be broken’ school of thought and ‘Bending the Rules’?

Tookii breaking the rules
Tookii breaking the rules

Are there types of rules that you feel can be broken like in the name of art or that should be broken because they have become out dated?

What are your experiences with rule breaking in general? In any sense of the word that is relevant to you?

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6 thoughts on “Breaking the Rules

  1. When you are young, rules are there to protect you. As you move into your teen years, you wonder why they are there. Some rules seem fair, some seem unfair. Pay attention to those thoughts. Hurting, cheating, harming in anyway are things you must avoid. Bullying. Avoid it. But sometimes there is something you feel so passionate about that you break the rule. In the US, rules that are prejudicial against people of color, women, seniors, the LGBT community are broken as a protest. This Civil disobedience means that you accept without dispute that you violated a law or rule for the sake of others. These are the types of rules that should be broken. (you did ask, after all.) But laws and rules that govern a large group of people need to be obeyed, like don’t cross on a red light or don’t take things that don’t belong to you, or bullying, Part of becoming an adult is deciding what you believe in and standing up for it. It’s also following rules that are there for your safety (don’t get in the car without proof your mother sent you). I’ve seen kids who delight in taking risks or stealing because they get an emotional high from breaking the rules. This is not a good thing. Stealing increases the costs of products to the general populations. Jay walking increases your chance of getting hurt. Bringing a weapon to school will bring harsh results and puts you and everyone else at risk of harm. Bullying hurts people not only when it happens but for years afterwards. Cheating on exams hurts your own ability to prove what you have learned. Always talk with your parents when you have questions. I grew up respecting the rules, and it has helped me grow into a good parent. I know when a rule is right or wrong because I have 59 years (as of tomorrow) of learning and observing. You’ll become better able to make these decisions with age, but it is good you are asking the questions. If your parents answer the whys that come with growing, I’m sure you’ll become an excellent citizen.

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  2. I was a cub scout leader once to a group of 9-year old boys. We had weekly activities at the church and in cub/boy scouts there is a rule book to follow. The boys are expected to wear their full uniforms to all activities and events and there was even a rule about the time activities were to be held after school. If I remember correctly, it was 3:00pm. But, some of my boys barely got home from school by 3pm so we held our activities at 4pm. I never cared if my boys wore their uniforms to our activities. I cared more that they were there participating and having fun. But the leader over me cared a lot about those two rules and she yelled at me for not following them. In the end, did those rules really matter? I don’t think so. All that mattered was that the boys were having good safe fun together and they were happy. I do think other kinds of rules matter, such as driving the speed limit and buckling up because those rules help keep everyone safe.

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  3. Rules in general are made based on the expectations,wants and needs of any given society. They are enforced to ensure order and consistency so that life in any society continues to flow and occur smoothly. Rule breaking ,taken as is usually means to most of us as going against the perceived order of things(aka disobedience) but definitely, there are times that certain rules become so outdated/obsolete that they need to be changed.Bending the rules on the other hand would mean that there are at least 2 sides to the meaning or importance of any such rule in question. Going around it would make such action as legitimized under the pretext of the original,lawful rule. I think in layman’s terms, I would call it a loophole.

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