If you want to live a rewarding life beyond the ordinary, average, everyday humdrum that most people cling to you must make your own set of rules.
Following the pre-determined rules will only get you one thing: nothing that you actually want.
There is one absolute rule of the universe: People who follow all the rules never get what they want. People that break all the rules get everything they want and more.
You've heard people cry about it a million times “but I did everything I was supposed to! How come I things don't go my way?! He doesn't do anything he's supposed to and everything goes his way!”
Many think that following the rules is the best way to gain acceptance and respect. That could not be further from the truth. The only people who gain respect and admiration are those who go their own way and forge their own path.
Think about all the hero's you've ever had, all the famous people you have admired and envied, how many of those men followed societies rules? Zero.
No famous man took the course of action prescribed by society. None of them went to college, got a safe degree, got a safe job and then lived life as the international playboy every man dreams of being. They didn't choose the boring path and a boring life as their reward for not daring to be bold.
If you want fame and riches you have to break the rules. No one ever got rich with their human resources job.
If you want a beautiful woman or many beautiful women you have to break the rules. No one ever had the love of a beautiful woman by taking her to dinner and a movie and bringing her plenty of flowers.
If you want a life of adventure you have to break the rules. Taking a cruise every five years is hardly a life of adventure.
If you want happiness you must break the rules. Who could ever be happy following another's set of rules with all the limitations that come along with that?
Break the rules. Make your own rules. Be your own man. Forget everything you have ever read, heard or seen. Everything you have ever been told is a lie. Forget about it. It doesn't mean anything because you don't need any of that bullshit to forge your own path.
Next time someone tells you what the rule is in any particular situation do the opposite and watch the admiration flow your way.