Monday, August 25, 2008



Society dictates
That we live by certain rules
Behave like well trained puppies
Such as we are taught.

Rules control success, safety, pleasure, conformity
Some rules are cast in stone
Some rules vary by setting, situation, players

Laws of nature
Cannot be denied
Social norms prevail
Laws and guidelines
Employment policies
License restrictions
But ultimately ... rules

And yet as individuals
Amongst all these imposed conventions
We insist on the creation of our own personal rules-
personal preferences, limitations, expectations

Which are the hardest to obey?
Extrinsic or intrinsic
Self enforced, I think.

What circumstances?
What consequences?
What contradictory behavior most rewarding?

Self enforced, I think.

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