Life is a game and you are a piece on the board. You roll the dice, you're dealt some blows, and hopefully you stack up some wins along the way before the game is over. Every game has its rules and life is no different.
Be in bed by 9.
Brush your teeth.
Do your chores before you can play.
Treat others the way you want to be treated.
Don't murder people.
Many of these rules are important. They are valuable in creating order and discipline.
Over time, we develop a keen sense of what is right and what is wrong. We know what is bad and what is good. This skill follows us into adulthood as we are thrust into this bright new world of even more complicated rules...
You must dress this way.
You must report to your superior.
You must do it in this way or everything will fall apart.
You must not do drugs (but alcohol is totally cool).
Once again, many of these rules are important. They are valuable in creating order and discipline.
But rules are meant to be broken. They are meant to be tested by "The crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently."
No, I am not encouraging everyone to start doing drugs and stop listening to people they work with. I am encouraging everyone to start asking "Why?" far more.
For "Why?" is a catalyst of change. It's a rock tossed at the glass of habits and rituals. It seeks to find a better answer. The answer does not always make sense, and it's up to us to break the norms to create that which is extraordinary.
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