Depending on your attitude, you may believe that they are determined, as the Victorians felt. You may decide that they are only meant to guide what exactly should be broken. You can take a page from Dr. Seuss` book and claim « strange » status with your own social norms. And then there`s the possibility of considering the rules as a preparatory and useful preliminary step to create your own style. It is perhaps not surprising that complicated rules are violated more frequently, and the combination of the two types has further exacerbated the problem. « The interaction is super-additive, » says Cooil. « You don`t just add up the individual effects of components and compounds. It only makes things worse. Then try to change them and argue against them with real arguments. Trampling on a tantrum because you want to drink doesn`t change anything and is no smarter than the « possible idiots » who made those rules that annoy you so much. Instead, the statement should be « Think about what you do from time to time » My sister doesn`t like that sometimes I don`t cover the « periods, » whether it`s drinking under the legal age or arguing with management.

The point I was trying to convey was that if you follow all the rules or laws, then you don`t live the way you want in YOUR life. I shouldn`t have to obey laws and rules that potential idiots might have made. EVEN the majority of the world may not even agree with certain laws or « rules. » Can someone else help me make him understand that sometimes you have to do what you want? Can someone else help me make him understand that sometimes you have to do what you want? In our rules-abiding society, we are surrounded by do`s and don`ts. Rules can be as important as how we govern and as small as the social convention to replace the toilet roll if you end it. The rules extend to fashion, communication, education, sports, travel, and any business that`s important to us. The question is, « Are they useful? » Should we stick to it, and at what cost? But arrogantly saying that the rules are petty, to be broken, shows a lack of judgment and a desire for notoriety. If the rules are meant to organize our lives, to make things uniform and easier to control, why are we breaking them? Research offers a variety of reasons. « The takeaway here is that how the rules are designed is also important, and they should be a topic of study in their own right, » says Ramanujam. And how do you know how to live the way you want? Why are you so sure? If you want to discuss laws, rules, and customs, you need a better argument. Heck, if I had a son and his argument against underage drinking, where « I don`t want to follow the rule because I should do what I want, » I wouldn`t let him drink either. Different people and cultures have something to say about periods. In search of a rules-respecting attitude, I went back to Victorian times to find a company that affirmed its value.

Finally, the decision to break a rule also depends on the complexity of the rule. An article in the Harvard Business Review indicates that complex rules are harder to follow. « Since companies rely on routines to follow rules, complex rules would require complex routines that would be more difficult to execute reliably. As expected, the complexity of the rules increases non-compliance, » the authors write. The researchers also tried to assess whether the tendency to break the rules is in any way related to people`s IQ. Francesca Gino, an associate professor at Harvard University, and Dan Ariely, a behavioral economist at Duke University and MIT, found that breaking a rule was not so much about people`s intelligence as their level of creativity. Those who cheated performed better in divergent thinking than those who did not. And those who cheated more were more creative than those who cheated less. From another experiment, which they conducted by posing ethical dilemmas to employees of an advertising agency, the research duo found that workers who had more creative jobs — writers and designers, for example — were more likely to break the rules than those who had less creative jobs, such as accountants. Another reason to break the rules comes from the need to feel powerful or be perceived as powerful.

The more people care about power and victory, or feel threatened by others on their way to the top, according to a 2011 study, « the faster their values fall apart. » This research also found that breaking the rules is associated with the perception of power. In one experiment, researchers brought people into the lab to interact with a rule-breaker and a rulebreaker. The rule-follower was polite and behaved normally; The offender arrived too late, threw his bag on a table and lifted his feet. When they saw this, people thought that the offender had more power and was more likely to « make others do what they want. » A culture or organization sets rules to promote consistency and inclusion. But people also break the rules to support their own tribe – even if breaking the rules comes at the expense of society as a whole. If a group cheats about testing or lies about completing a project, then the person is likely to support them in their lie, or at least cover them up. But often, this is not the case. We are breaking the same rules that were created for the betterment of society. The same rules that are created for our safety and well-being. We do not wear seat belts while driving.

We spit and throw garbage in public places. We pollute public assets and avoid queues. We eat and use phones in places we shouldn`t – the list of rules we break on a daily basis is endless. This sounds superficial to the modern ear, but for a Victorian it meant adapting to the culture. And there were rules for everything: if a rule is unjust, then it should be broken if necessary to live in peace, and it promotes your path to happiness without violating the rights of others. For starters, people break the rules because it`s rewarding in two ways. The euphoria of a con artist comes first. Often, scammers and offenders do not feel guilty and full of remorse. Researchers from the University of Washington, Harvard University and other institutions have found that offenders feel smarter and more capable, and are surprisingly cheerful after breaking a rule. The second reward, they found, was that offenders feel a sense of freedom when breaking a rule. « In this freer mindset, we can make random, distant associations that aren`t obvious when we`re subject to rules, » Jena Pincott told Psychology Today.

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