I'm not a big fan of rules. Part of my personality is figuring things out for myself, trusting my own judgement, and charting my own path.
I think a lot of us can relate to that.
The thing is, rules can be helpful. They create a format, a road forward. And even though that's true, what I find most helpful about rules is that they are ready to be broken.
Buuuuuuuut.... breaking every rule clearly won't work out. There are reasons (some of the) rules are in place - they help achieve a viable result. My gripe is with the particular rules that are more about gatekeeping than producing better work.
The challenge becomes deciding which rule to break. Test the wrong one and you just make things harder on yourself. Test the right one and you venture into evolution. You create a new option.
That said, we have to be discerning.
We have to break the right rules.
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