Do you usually follow the rules?

@tarachand (3895)
India
January 27, 2007 6:35am CST
Even the small inconsequential ones, or do you break them when no one is around and watching?
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7 responses
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
28 Jan 07
I try to follow the rules so long as they are logical which is most of the time but there have been times I have bucked the system...
@tarachand (3895)
• India
28 Jan 07
Careful, don't get caught! Thanks for your response!
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@Tetchie (2933)
• Australia
28 Jan 07
If they are rules as per the Law, then I respect the law. But if they are rules as set out by my parents and family, and those social rules - I break them in accordance with what I see to be my own truth. Mind you it took a while to realise I was able to break those rules. I didn't realise I was being conditioned in accordance with their beliefs.
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@tarachand (3895)
• India
28 Jan 07
Thanks for your response! Even most societail rules are for the benefit of the people.
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@cersei (62)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I feel really conditioned to follow social norms, haha, so I follow the rules almost all the time when people are watching. Most of the time I'll do the same even when there's not much chance of me "getting caught" but more and more lately I've found myself breaking trivial rules...
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@StarBright (2799)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I always try to obey the laws of the land. Laws and rules do not necessarily mean the same thing. For rules that are not law, it depends on the place and whether they make sense. I try to work within the system to effect change for the better with laws and rules. Both are there for the good of the people, so why not try to make it better. If I find the rules are impossible to live with and I am not able to assist in bringing about a change, then I move on.
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• India
4 Feb 07
i am an opportunist i bend the rules according to myself. but i take care that nobody get hurt when i broke the rules
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@kardel (199)
• Romania
2 Feb 07
It depends of what rules. If you talk about rules in traffic, when you drive your car, i must admit that i don`t respect all the rules. I respect the rules, if i know that there are tickets for them :D
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@msqtech (15226)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I try to follow the rules and make the community better I dont like those who make others follow but think they are not for them
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I follow all the rules until I find something wrong with them and that it would not work for me. So, I change it to what fits me.