Little children must watch the road by looking both ways before crossing the street at the crosswalk. Washing hands is required before setting down to eat a meal. Children must be quiet and follow the instructions of the teacher, as he or she is an extension of school policy.
Everyone that drives a motor vehicle or rides some form of device that propels humans through muscle movement, must follow all traffic laws governing the road. Be quiet in a theater while the movie is playing so all can get their monies worth. Obey the law, and if the law is unjust, petition the legislative branch to change it or make it right. Take it to court if you have to.
Rules also apply to patiently waiting for something especially if you cause the delay in having it initially. Peanut butter. The natural kind is marked by the separation of the oil from the peanut butter. I mistakenly mixed the peanut butter before I skimmed off most of the oil resulting in peanut butter too thin for my crackers. It was a mess.
Now I had two choices. Wait until the peanut butter separates, or continue to make the cracker sandwiches with thin peanut butter. I chose the former. This is where most people mess up. The manufacturer of the natural peanut butter I purchased didn’t make the mistake. It was my mistake! It took about 3 weeks to separate, but the wait was worth it.
Now I want to talk about something more serious. The rules that apply to adulthood and life long learning. How many would answer in the affirmative that knowledge is more lasting in your failures than in your successes?
Consider grapes growing on the vine. Are they all uniform in size? Some get more nourishment than others right? Using metaphors to decipher important messages hidden in plain sight are essential to making sense of the issues of life. Everyone comes into this world at different levels feeding and emerging off of energy directly from the vine. The question remains. If your portion was short, how do you get the rest after you are cut off from the vine?
Listen to me. What knowledge and education you didn’t get at the place you grew up (the vine) can be acquired through plugging into schools, colleges, apprenticeships, work-study programs, better people, etc.…
Rules aren’t a barrier to those who through self-restraint demonstrate a need for the protection rules offer. For instance, if you drop out of high school the chances are you will be imprisoned in tedious and mediocre jobs the rest of your life. If you qualify for programs of skill development in any of the different paths mentioned above, then the odds dictate that your levels of success in earnings will increase.
Rules don’t care if you follow them or not. Imagine with me for a moment. A figure shrouded in a hooded coat offering you entry into a room with opportunities from education, apprenticeships, and so forth as I mentioned above.
Do you think this mysterious figure cares if you plugged into any of the vast array of choices to help you better your life? No, I’m afraid not.
All this attendant is there to do is make sure these options are available to all while watching the clock spin on your life. Now to be indifferent this dark figure could be laughing at you because he knows the solution to your problem is there for the taking. It is your choice to make. If college or higher learning is too high a wall to overcome, then make another choice!
I think this dark figure is laughing because I was once trapped in the stupidity of my own inability to understanding the time I had was precious and I couldn’t recover it once it passed.
Yeah, it’s your life and you can do what you want to do. Even decisions you make of sound mind still fall into that category. Don’t let the figure shrouded in darkness watch the clock run out on your life. Follow the rules and if the rules are wrong fight to change them through sound judgment and wisdom. Get up and go get it!