The rules–the ones that endure–are often in place for a good reason.

Know that reason inside and out, and you’ll understand if the rules it generates apply to a problem, or if they’re holding you back.

It’s awareness–not some misguided sense of rebellion–that allows someone to break the rules, and to spread harmony and well-being to those in need.

The other way–loudly declaring “I don’t give a fuck,” or “Nobody’s the boss of me,” or “I’m so detached”–is nothing more than wallowing in ignorance, and an invitation to eventual (if not immediate) disaster.

Musings, Volume 1, available on Amazon Kindle:  Musings, Volume 1


6 thoughts on “Musings

  1. I completely agree except for the “I don’t give a fuck” part. Sometimes the awareness that helps you decide that breaking a rule is necessary must be followed up with an “I don’t give a fuck”. Following the rules is sometimes habit forming. But it can be difficult when that habit needs to be broken because the rule(s) being followed should no longer be applied or should be broken. “I don’t give a fuck” is a means of release from the guilt that is felt when you choose not to follow a rule that, while you know requires elimination or altering, is still a habit and the need/desire to follow the rules needs tempering. It is not a phrase to be used loosely for sure, but it is a fair coping mechanism in the right situation such as needing to break a rule.

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    • All too often, I have seen it used for personal comfort–to shirk adversity and still appear strong. If someone truly doesn’t give a fuck, then they can work their ass off or abstain from an action, depending on the context. And they don’t need to ever say it.

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      • Excellent view on that. I think that’s where I was going with it. I was trying to explain it more as a self-confidence thing versus a means to escape facing something.

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      • Sometimes it’s needed. I’d rather just focus on precision and performance, though, and let the evidence that I’m increasingly capable build up more and more so it encourages me not to care about how someone views me, and also because it gives me the option to walk away without any doubts about my self worth. That’s the best way for me to reach the IDGAF state.

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