Rules Vs. Flexibility

Have you ever considered which is more important, rules or flexibility? Today this Scale-Sketch-SolidWorksquestion was posed to me, and a small group of people, and the answers were interesting. Most people answered that rules are more important than flexibility. I did not.

While it may seem obvious to have rules and that there will be chaos without them, I beg the question of how we even established said rules. Really, you need flexibility to even have rules. You have to know where the line is to draw it, and if you never let yourself find those lines, you may never know or even establish rules.

I have never been the type of person to “follow the rules.” I am not a total rebel, but I definitely like to make my own path and allow myself to be flexible in just about every aspect of my life. This is not to say that rules are not necessary, but if you are asking me whether I think rules are more important than flexibility, I would say no. What I will say is that there is no right or wrong answer. Every person needs a certain amount of rules and flexibility and I believe that you have to be open to this concept in order to grow and evolve. So, where do you lie? Rules or flexibility that is the question.



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