“A wise person knows when to make an exception to any rule and knows how to improvise.” – Barry Schwartz
Anyone can do something against the rules.
A painter does some scribbles and the picture is worth a fortune. A writer writes a whole book without punctuation and is applauded. An employee or a person in the military does something that was not ordered, but that works and they’re praised.
The world of rules isn’t made to value you. Many were created because nobody believes in your ability to adapt the action to the need and purpose.
I believe in you. I believe you have enough wisdom to writte your own future. It’s not your boss, or the government, it’s not your family or friends. It’s you.
First you understand that rules are made to be broken, at the right time. Once you discover what your purpose is, more than writing the pages of your future, help others to write theirs, intertwined with yours, in a web, a web of bright colors.
You need to find yourself to discover others. And you discover yourself only when you start marching to a different rhythm than the general drum.
Then, and only then, you will discover who you are and what you’re capable of.
You hear the drum, yes, but you run, walk, and march at your own rythm, sometimes at the right time, others at the wrong time.