Rules Are Not to be Broken
Hello beautiful people. I am feeling quite tired so much so that I can't find the strength to think of a reason I am tired. Even though there are so many drafts I could have completed or prompts I could have responded to, I decided to write a new article from scratch, lets save those for the real dry days.
This article I was supposed to have written days ago, but only remembered today. So, I said: Why not? It was inspired by an event that happened last Tuesday. I had to wake early to see off my young cousin to her tutorial and one of our neighbour's son who also attended the same tutorial as my cousin accompanied us. Getting to the gate, the security personnel had sent him back because he was wearing knicker, which was against the rules.
He had no choice but to go back home and change into a long trouser before he can be allowed in. As we walked back home, I was lost in my own thoughts as he was complaining and whining about the extra stress he has to go through just because... As I found my way back to reality, he was talking about how he used to see others wear the knicker shorts he had worn and they were not sent back. That the first time he decided to wear the knicker shorts was when they decided to send him back.
As he spoke, I couldn't help but think of the lessons in his story. I asked him if he wore the knickers because he had seen others wear it and got away with the consequences and he answered NO. Since it has been established that he knew wearing Knicker was against the rules, I wanted to know why he still decided to do what is against the rules. Aren't humans all kind of funny? I supposed he just wanted to be the teenager he is.
Personally, I have always liked rules. Although, I have always felt the impulsive desire to break them, my belief that rules is the fence that separates our path from animalistic savagery. I remember when I joined read.cash, I had spent the most of the first week reading old articles of the admin, and of course the one by @TheRandomRewarder Have I tipped you? over and over again. This is because I wanted to familiarize myself with all or most of the rules, so I don't break any out of ignorance - Which as we all know, is not an excuse. You see, sometimes we may be tempted to break the rule simply because other people are breaking them and getting away with it. Even though others are escaping punishment, it doesn't mean we will escape the consequences too. We just might be the scapegoat needed to show everyone what happens when we break the rules.
Truth be told, it takes discipline to adhere strictly to rules, especially when you don't agree with them. Many a time, I have found myself fallen for the impulse to dare the rules. Bend it almost to its breaking point. But , when you sit and think about it, you will find that bending the rule is not the same as breaking it. You can make yourself feel better by thinking you have found a way around the rule,the shocker is that you are still within the limits of the rule.
The life can be summarised to be one of cause and effect. Every action has its consequences, if you want to go against the rule you should be ready to bear the consequences of your action.
I had asked the young boy if he would ever wear knickers again and he said he wouldn't. Then I asked what if they had let him in, would he had never wear the knicker again? This time, he wasn't sure which answer to give this time around. Then I casually asked if he had learned from his ordeal and he answered YES.
I smiled and said: DON'T DO WHAT OTHERS ARE DOING BECAUSE THEY ARE DOING IT
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