- Rule follower or rule breaker?
- aracerSubscriberNorthwind 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 für das schreiben in Englisch.Posted 4 years agoGarry_LagerSubscriber
Arnold’s rules – for following and breaking:
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.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
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 Or that many of the others are contradictory or counterproductive or outdated or illconcieved?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.Posted 4 years ago
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…
😉Posted 4 years agobedmakerSubscriber
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. 😕Posted 4 years agobencooperMember
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.Posted 4 years agoemszMember
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!!
SadPosted 4 years agowillardMember
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.Posted 4 years ago
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