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Posted on Jan 3, 2014 in Inspiration | 2 comments

Following the Rules is Not Enough


I believe that choosing a simpler life is the path to a happier life.  And, I understand that it is important to follow rules.

Rules bring fairness and order to the world.  They make the highways safer.

But, simply spending your life following the rules is not enough to be happy.

It is not enough to reach your best dreams. It is not enough to expand your mind or create something beautiful and new.

So, even if you choose never to break or even bend a rule, let’s promise to do a little more than that.

Photo credit:  _Tony_B
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  1. Yes! Yes! Love this! I was and tend to be a big rule follower. While I think it works for driving and many other activities, I think “the rules” are often what we might label the “shoulds” in life. When I start a line with, “I should…” I stop myself and think about if it’s something I really want to do. It has helped me stay on track and not get off on a million little things. If we don’t break the law, I think breaking the rules brings fun into our lives. What is more fun than that? 😉

    • It’s so easy to think that as long as you color inside of the lines, you will be OK! A lot easier than figuring out what you really want, I guess. I hope you get everything you wish for.

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