I’ve always heard the idea of rules are made to be broken and sadly
that because everyone needs to say it whenever the word “rules”
presents itself in a sentence. However, as I grow older I realise that
it has become more relevant nowadays that I begun to wonder if that
particular cliché had any merit at all. Rules are indeed necessary in life
but sometimes we must let common sense take over when it comes to
Every thing nowadays get amended. Gay marriage, marijuana use and pre and post Prohibition eras have seen drastic changes in those
circumstances. However, excluding those that were legally amended,
there are some instances where bending the rules make you human.
Speaking from personal experience, I was in a ZR van (public
transportation) which are required to stop at bus stops only and the van
stopped to let out an old lady at her front door. Her house was about 4
meters from the bus stop and was not obstructing traffic but the police
reported the driver.The police is doing his job yes so I can’t fault him but this old lady took a year and a half just to get to her home. She could barely walk so can we really chastise the driver for breaking the law there?
Sometimes it’s hard to walk the thin line and in that instance above, I
wouldn’t have reported him especially since he wasn’t obstructing traffic
and was helping an elderly woman. Another situation that I hear about
on a regular basis is the busted tail light one where you get pulled over on your way to get it fixed. That’s crazy but I will always agree that the police are just doing their jobs.
There are times where the rules are bent and the perpetrators aren’t punished or at least the punishment doesn’t even leave a dent. Look at the 2003 invasion of Iraq which was never explicitly sanctioned by the UN Security Council but still went on. How about the countless lies politicians tell day in and day out with no reprimand. One would think the rules can be bended but by people of power and not us minnows.
Rules are rules and the truth is I do like to break them from time to time and won’t apologise for that. However, I do believe at times that breaking them is necessary especially in cases where there’s a greater good. Who knows, maybe some day we can put a smile on an old lady’s face.