Social Rules

Bound to Others, Broken in Script

by David King on February 7, 2013

The challenge in life is not to give into rules and regulations; to abide by some call of duty; or to follow script. We are not bound to such social devices. We are bound only to each other, and to the moment.

To give into this reality is the challenge.

I knew early on in life that I was someone who did not take well to rules. I was not a rebel by any means. In fact, detentions and grounding were uncharacteristic of my youth. At an early age, however, I was somehow confident that rules and regulations were in place for people unlike me.

Pretentious, perhaps. Self-righteous, probably. But I don’t care how it sounds. I don’t need to be told that stealing is wrong, or that it’s dangerous to speed through a school zone. No manslaughter? Got it. … Keep Reading Here

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Knowing Who You Are, Myths 1-3

by David King on April 26, 2012

There is a myth perpetuated by society that consistent and predictable behavior is a precursor to knowing who you are. Bullshit.

There also exists a popular myth that exploring the world using anything other than a map or a compass means instability, immaturity, and lack of direction – particularly when it comes to knowing who you are. More bullshit.

Further to this line of thinking, there is an even greater myth that jumping on any one particular bandwagon is the only route to success; that creativity is valuable so long as it is exercised within one’s area of expertise; that career paths are life paths because, after all, these are the paths that lead to knowing who you are. Obviously bullshit.

I know who I am. I am someone who needs not identify with a single persona … Keep Reading Here

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