How does one really keep track of all the rules that govern our lives? I don’t don’t have the answer, but my guess is that it is impossible. My advice is to keep it simple: keep track of the big rules – the obvious and those that can get you in to big trouble by not adhering to them. Now that I have said it, I am not sure if that is even possible.
The fact is – our daily lives are spent maneuvering and adhering to the many rules that can overwhelm us in life – whether it be consciously or subconsciously. A life without rules (and or guidelines) would more than likely be chaotic and stressful….but is a life with too many rules and guidelines equally as chaotic and stressful? Possibly.
For the record, most of us like a little structure in our day to day lives – and perhaps for the long run. That said, with so many rules, how does one know when they have broken a rule or are living outside of the rules? What if you have been breaking a rule all of the time and are unaware of your own misdeed? And by the way – who are all of the enforcers of these laws and rules? I think I just overwhelmed myself thinking about it.
So I will begin tomorrow, ensuring that I follow the rules of the road when I am driving to the store. When I arrive at the store, I will be sure to abide by their rules. You know, like “No shoes, no shirt – no service.” And I will pay with the accepted forms of pavement and follow the prompts on the self serve check out.
I could go on, but I think you see the point. While we hate rules and yearn for a little less rigidity in out world – we create rules ourselves to manage our world and those who access it. So is life easier being a pet – like a dog or a cat? I’m not sure, but there are many rules that a pet owner must abide by in order to maintain a pet.
I think I leave it right there for the moment.