Outside the Rules

October 2008

The friend wanted to change the rules, not for any particular reason, but on the general principle that playing by the ordinary rules of anything was too boring.  I said to him:  "Don't violate rules for the sake of violating them.  If you break the rules only when you have an overwhelmingly good reason to do so, you will have more than enough trouble to last you the rest of your life."

Make an Extraordinary Effort

KT commented:

That's quite an intense article. If somewhat rambling in style. Merits further thought.