There are no “life police”

Everything seems so secure when we’re younger.  Everyone has it all figured out.  And there are people with rules, who enforce those rules.   And there are often a lot of rules.  And conformity is encouraged.

As we grow up, there are less rules.  There are less enforcers of rules.  Sure, there are societal compacts –“murder is bad”, for example — and local/state/federal police to enforce those.  In between, however, there is a lot of leeway.   And no one is watching our every move, policing us.  We have to find it in ourselves to create wonder, because few people will call us on anything.

Is it a rule that you have to get up at a certain time?  Is it a rule that you have to do something every night?   Is it a rule that you have to ___________?

Or is each a choice?

We all watch each other, and try to figure out the best decisions to make.  The secret seems to be that no one has it all figured out.  (But that so many are trying to figure it all out.)  Since there aren’t any “life police” and there are less rules than we think, why not try on what you think would work best for you?  Maybe you can make the rules conform around your world instead of the other way around.

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