On the Carpet:

I Don’t Do Rules.


A bit of self-disclosure:

I don’t like rules.

Actually,  I hate them,  to be honest.

Authority aggravates me, unless it’s my own.

I think for myself, trust my own judgment. Right or wrong, certainly sometimes wrong, that’s my inclination.
I choose my work accordingly. I will not spend much time where others insist on setting my path. Such is quite intolerable. I find it, right or wrong, offensive.

I try to rein in this instinct as appropriate,  but there it is.

I will not try to be who I am not.

I obey rules often, of course; not possible to get by otherwise. Don’t like it, but there we are. Life is full of hard decisions.

There are costs, risks, consequences.

So be it.

About Big Red Carpet Nurse (1750 Articles)
Along with other stuff I enjoy that pays the bills (a plus!), I'm a budding nurse comic. I plan, like fake Opthomologist Rand Paul, to create my own professional organization solely so it will grant me a Doctorate. In my case, the org will be something like the AANC (American Association of Nurse Comics), and it will (trust me on this point) agree to make me the first ever DNC: Doctor of Nurse Comedy. I'll keep you posted!

17 Comments on I Don’t Do Rules.

  1. lol even my own annoys me sometimes. I dont like bullies (like not even a little bit). at some points, i find it super easy to BE a bully. Im a firm believer that just because i can do something, doesnt mean you should. i too listen to my gut. there’s a reason i cant lose it-it serves a purpose

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    • Ironically, one of the most effective ways to tame a bully is to bully them, or dominate them in any case. Power is their language and value system. I’ve even diagnosed bullies that way: they respect power when others would take offense.

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  2. You sound like my son. 🙂

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    • Perhaps we’re related? I theorize that some anti-authority gene runs rampant in Scotland. Just look at the history there!

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      • Not so much anymore, although his teen years were a bit trying. He spent 6 1/2 years in the Navy, don’t ask me how he made it through, and although it made him hate rules all the more, he did learn how to deal with them without making things hard on himself. He’s now at university using the GI bill money he earned in the military and doing quite well! There’s definitely Irish in our genes (my maiden name is Hennigan, my paternal great-grandfather immigrated from Ireland) but not sure about Scottish. There’s Native American as well (my maternal great-grandmother was Choctaw). His dad was adopted though so we have no idea about his ancestry, but maybe some Scottish there!

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      • The Scots came from Ireland, intermarried with the Picts.. who knows? 🙂

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    • I do hope he doesn’t get in too much trouble 😉

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  3. Reblogged this on Eclectic Elcie and commented:
    I feel quite the same way. Maybe not to this extent, but pretty darn close.

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  4. richardlwiseman // December 29, 2014 at 1:52 am // Reply

    Yes you do… you gave yourself a rule… ‘not to follow rules’ … thus you follow that self imposed ‘rule’ and so you do ‘do rules’. QED

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  5. Same here! The restrictions can kill spirit. But so does the mess. 🙂 Looking forward to a world where we won’t be needing them anymore. I think we create that world… but not through making more rules. 😉

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  6. How’s your driving ? 🙂

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