Breaking the rules

Breaking the rules

How do you subvert the dominant paradigm, even if only for a moment?

Last night while texting my sister about a movie we’re going to go see today, I told her, “I have browwwwnieeeees if you want to bring one with!” I knew she’d say yes; like many people in their twenties and, let’s face it, any age, she’s a chocolate fiend. But that leads to the question—how comfortable are you with breaking rules, and which rules are okay to break?

I always think that sneaking in treats to the theater is an okay rule to break once in a while—if you’re broke, for example, and can’t afford $5 jujubes—but I think it’s more important to buy treats than tickets, since that’s where the theater makes most of its money. I’d rather sneak into another movie showing—which I’ve still never done!—than sneak in treats on a regular basis.

What rules are you willing to break in your life? Do you skip the no cell phones in the hospital room, run red lights (we have cameras where we live so you can’t do that) if no one is around, or even enforce rules at home that you break, such as no swearing? Discuss your rule breaking and defend why you do it here.