This is a topic I have been thinking over for some time. It is disheartening to see that breaking rule is becoming a norm across our society. We dont need anybody’s statement to testify this as we see it all around us.
So for sake of understanding why laws or rules are brought into place, let me explain. A rule is an attempt to make the playing field level. It identifies a set of criteria based on which decisions will be taken in a system. Forming a queue is the simplest form of rule. It identifies first come first serve basis for serving a person, no parking zones are meant to be kept free for free traffic flow so on an so forth. Becauase rules are more like cartels. The member who deviates has an incentive to do so than what he would achieve by staying in the cartel.
But for me, who governs the cartel? Are the cartels truly fair and equal or geared more toward their own initiatives? Do members break rules for self gain? Because of the “rush”? Because of need? Because of the calculation of benefit vs consequence?
Is a homeless man breaking into a boarded up home to get warm still considered breaking a rule? What if it was his old house and was put out b/c the landlord didn’t pay mortgage – who has to pay the price for that rule being broken? Is it the homeless mans fault?
To me, I think rues can be amended and/or broken. Humans are dynamic and unique – rules often do not allow for said growth and cause more problems then they “fix”.