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  • Premier Icon aracer
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    Northwind wrote:

    Domestication innit. Fetch the stick, good boy, have a bone. Every time you see a dog remember it used to be a wolf, now it’s a pet. Same is true of its owner. Trained over generations for obedience and stupidity and dependence.

    Feel free to go back to living in a cave and hunting wild animals to survive if you think that’s preferable to having inter-dependence. Of course to type on here you’re dependent on STW towers, some Chinese computer manufacturer, some bloke who builds wind turbines, Tim Berners-Lee and not to forget Great Uncle Alfred fΓΌr das schreiben in Englisch.

    Premier Icon Garry_Lager
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    Arnold’s rules – for following and breaking:

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_299909&feature=iv&src_vid=LuJ4hbkLiY0&v=9Kg-zbJjlyA[/video]

    What is the point of being on this earth if all you want to do is be liked by everyone and avoid trouble? The only way I ever got any place was by breaking some of the rules.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    aracer – Member

    Feel free to go back to living in a cave and hunting wild animals to survive if you think that’s preferable to having inter-dependence.

    Yes, that is exactly the choice, either blindly follow all the rules, or live in a cave.

    Does anyone doubt that there are more rules in everyday life than we need? That many of these rules aren’t made to benefit us personally or society as a whole? Or that many of the others are contradictory or counterproductive or outdated or illconcieved? Following rules that work, because they work, is a requirement of a functioning society, following rules purely because they exist isn’t. And following and making rules that don’t work is probably a good symptom of a society that doesn’t work.

    Like the man said, do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Rule Follower.

    In my experience most rules are there for a fairly good reason, often one that isn’t immediately obvious.

    If you know that reason and then decide to break it then fair enough.

    If you are breaking the rules just because you’re a crazy free spirit that doesn’t like authority man, then, well, shine on you crazy diamond…

    πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Alarm mines? That might just be what I need to get me out of bed in the morning, I’ll just nip over there and get some…

    Premier Icon bedmaker
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    So many rules today though are just arse covering safety bollocks which are designed to be broked.

    My favourite recent one was passing a processor working in the forest, big sign on the jib – KEEP BACK 300M

    Not 30M, 300M …really? Incase the driver is swinging a 200M long tree around on his 100M long boom perhaps?

    I passed at a safe distance, good visibility, no other machinery around but the driver still appeared slightly miffed at me. πŸ˜•

    trail_rat
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    wilfully neglecting the rules in my line of work will result in being NRB to the location (and thats a best case scenario)

    bencooper
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    Which they make for themselves within their groups, because they work, exactly like humans used to. So yeah, the analogy kind of does work.

    Interesting – yes, I suppose the problem is when groups get too big, people stop thinking that the rules are to benefit society. Especially as often they’re not to benefit society as a whole, only a small part of it.

    Rscott
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    igm – Member
    Saxon – you’re allowed to do that

    Actually its classed as a solid white line and you are ment to manoeuvre all the way round it, as I was told by a court when appealing 3 points and a Β£60 fine.

    emsz
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    Rule follower probably

    I worry. stupidly worry about stuff I can’t help. Do “they” like me, why does no one fancy me, all those stupid fashion things that come down to “does my bum look big in this?” Seriously, I stood in front of a mirror looking at my thigh gap the other day cause it was in one of those stupid mags full of celebs!! I worry about my mum worrying about me.

    I took a lid from a yoghurt back to tesco cause I accidentally put it in my bag without paying for it!!

    Sad

    Premier Icon aracer
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    bedmaker wrote:

    So many rules today though are just arse covering safety bollocks which are designed to be broked.

    Like the rules of spelling?

    willard
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    Generally a rule maker and enforcer, which means I have to be a rule follower to present best practice.

    I’d like to be a rule breaker, but I honestly think that, at nearly 40, I’m too old for all that malarky. Rule breaking and rebellion is a young man’s game. I’d rather be at home with a nice mug of tea and a copy of the Guardian.

    I’d love to hear a few examples from the dreamy rule breakers (beyond minor traffic infractions and riding on footpaths)

    Run with scissors? Swim after eating? Shoelaces untied?

    soobalias
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    bender.

    i like to know the rules, so i can interpret them as i see fit.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    bender.

    Your words, not mine πŸ˜€

    I’ve gone up a snake and down a ladder

    Had mayo AND ketchup on chips

    Done a wee in a swimming pool

    mogrim
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    I only break the stupid nonsensical ones…so pretty much most EU directives.

    Be interested to hear which ones.

    When I finally get round to taking up surfing Immagonna rule the breaks.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    > so pretty much most EU directives.

    Be interested to hear which ones.

    That one about straight bananas?
    Oh and the one about it being illegal to sell a dozen rolls?

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    Premier Icon bedmaker
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    bedmaker Β» So many rules today though are just arse covering safety bollocks which are designed to be broked.
    Like the rules of spelling?

    Exsactly

    I asked the butcher for a pound of Irish sausage and he gave me one.

    Rebels.
    Without.
    A.
    Cause.

    mogrim
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    That one about straight bananas?
    Oh and the one about it being illegal to sell a dozen rolls?

    I’m happy to wake up everyday in the same bed – that’s a smack in the face of the EU bureaucrats and their free movement of professionals directive!

    Junkyard
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    a few examples from the dreamy rule breakers

    eat then swim

    Eat cheese go to bed

    sometimes as many as 12 items in that aisle

    Stamp on upsides down – I call that sticking it to the Maam

    Just the serious stuff

    mogrim
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    eat then swim

    Eat cheese go to bed

    sometimes as many as 12 items in that aisle

    Stamp on upsides down – I call that sticking it to the Maam

    Just the serious stuff

    Junkyard, earlier today:
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAaoHX9KiWY[/video]

    Edukator
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    Anyone who has posted on this forum for a few months and still has the ability to post is a rule follower capable of following both written and unwritten rules.

    slackalice
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    Having thoroughly enjoyed watching the Lego Movie yesterday evening, I think it covers this topic rather well πŸ˜€

    Gnarr πŸ™‚

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