Friday, June 18, 2010

The Rules Before Me: The Rules Behind Me

  • The rules by which I would live were formed prior to my existence.
  • When I was born, they were all invisible to me.
  • I obeyed all invisible rules because I had a category for them: normal.
  • When the rules became visible to me, I had choice.
  • Rules do not become visible without resistence.
  • The choice I had was not a fair choice.
  • Social systems correct rule breakers.
  • I am passing along invisible rules to my children.
  • They believe these are normal.
  • Sometimes, they name a rule as something other than normal.
  • It feels like an accusation.
  • It breaks a rule.
  • I must be willing to rerule.