In my last post I advocated forgetting irrelevant rules and making your own decisions. That might sound a little ridiculous to some, but consider this:
Only you are responsible for your actions. Sure, doing what you’re told might give you a great excuse, but does it absolve you from your responsibility to use your brain? I don’t think so.
Who’s to say that it’s really any safer following orders? While advocating that you forget the stupid rules may sound radical on the surface, it really isn’t.
It’s not an all or nothing situation. You don’t just ignore the rules all the time or follow them blindly.
Not all the rules are stupid or irrelevant and you’re accountable for the decisions you make.
That’s why you have to think.