“Rules were made for fools to follow and wise men to be guided by,” said British statesman Winston Churchill.
rapper Tupac Shakur said: “Know how to win by following the rules.”
rules without rules and it is often said there are no rules, just follow your
heart because no one ever made a difference by following the rules, but if you
follow your heart, you won’t get lost.
There are so many rules about how to follow or break rules, but first you must learn the rules so you know how to break them. The choice is: follow the rules or follow the fools. So what are we supposed to do?
Are we just
here existing to follow the rules, to earn money and die? Or are we here to
change the world? After all, you don’t learn to walk by following rules; you
learn by doing and falling over.
In my life
I tend to follow the course of if at first you don’t succeed, then try, try,
try, again, and if you still don’t succeed, then follow the rules.
It is a
combination of follow my heart and create my own rules, which can work and then
other times coming to the realisation that maybe the rules or instructions for
life were there for a reason to make life simple, safe and successful.
made by communities to create societies whereby a staggering number of
different personalities, wants and needs, can live together in a form of
harmony that allows everyone equal opportunities.
at traffic lights following the rules of stopping at a red light and going on a
green light markedly reduces the number of traffic accidents.
decides to break this law and runs a red light, inevitably someone gets hurt, including
innocent rule following people.
traffic rules there would be more chaos on the road. The rules create a level
playing field because they are applied equally to rich, middle class or
poor. It is during their defence where class
advantages can be noticeable as to who gets off breaking the rules and who
Sometimes it’s not class advantage, it’s who you know;
what’s more they know we all know.
lies the problem in the Cook Islands which some have dubbed the Crook islands.
is made up of rules and laws. ‘Thou shall not kill’ is widely accepted and
agreed upon, it is the definition of how, why and who in the courts of law that
differ in how a society disciplines or punishes an offender.
It is we the lower society who look on and wonder how a
person charged with conspiracy to defraud could remain on full pay, while a
person can be thrown in jail for a traffic offence that took place a week
comes down to the letter of the law and how it is interpreted.
obedience means that we take a close look at the laws God has given us to
discover the main reason why he made each law.
of the law requires that judges stick to the literal meaning of the words. The
spirit of the law allows judges to decide what the rules mean by referring to
the goals and purposes of the applied rules.
I believe a
person who follows the ‘spirit’ of the law has found its actual intent. While the
one who is tied to the ‘letter’ of the law has missed its true meaning.
person is stopped for suspected drink driving it is often necessary to remove
their car keys, their car, and in extreme cases remove them from the road and
put them away for a night as they are an immediate threat to the safety of the
understandable and acceptable rules in society.
When the rules
are applied a week later when the threat to the community no longer exists, is no
doubt the basis for local lawyer Norman George’s complaint against the police.
times rules protect us and there are rules that can fluster us. Like why fine someone
driving at 40km per hour in a 30km per hour limit speed zone when there is no
traffic, no threat of harm to others, and the old papa thought it was a 50km
Why can one
person be fined and another let free if the same rules apply to everyone?
rules but apparently rules can be broken by a select few.