March 20, 2009

Breaking self-made rules in order to remain safe

"Any rules we found ourselves making we would generally try and break. It always seemed an unsafe idea to try to be safe."

~ Paul McCartney, source: The Beatles' Creative Disruption

4 comments:

  1. This quote reminded me of the following quote:

    "Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it... Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure... Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."

    - Helen Keller

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  2. Hi Peter, thanks, quite right, I think. By the way, I came across this quote conincidentally and I thought it fitted well with our previous posts and threats of examing critically some Sf rules like doing what works, don't you?

    (also it was a good excuse for me to add a youtube video of some of my favorite music :)

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  3. :) it looks to me like you really "saw" that quote by de Mello about the "unremitting readiness to admit you may be wrong". :)

    I find this to be great. Having rules is great but having a willings to break the rules might be even better. It means that you control the rules not the other way around. ;)

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