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You are truthful and realistic. I know a number of wealthy people and while the majority of them played by the rules & are wealthy I know one who admits he wouldn't be wealthy if he did follow the rules (and laws)!
I agree that rules usually must be followed. In rare situations the rules get in the way such as with that poor lifeguard who saved a drowning person who was not in his "area" to patrol and was fired. At times rules don't make sense.
There's an Olympic gold medal swimmer that admitted he cheated by taking extra dolphin kicks because all the other swimmers do. If he didn't, he would not have won the gold. The rule against it is commonly ignored & unenforced, should be deleted.
I agree Express10 - so let's hope he goes home and looks at his gold medal and realises he got it only by cheating. Perhaps his little child will say to him "what do you do to win this gold medal" and he would have to say "I cheated a better athlete
I agree however, it is annoying when others force you to choose a loss over playing by the rules such as in the case of the Olympic gold medalist who said he had to cheat or he wouldn't have won. http://www.latimes.com/sports/olympics/la-sp-oly-n...
I agree with you in that each case is different. If I would be fired for leaving my "post" and saving someone's life, so be it. If I had to cheat in a race b/c all other racers were, I would. As the song goes, "I'm Only Human."
Honest and realistic, this is something very refreshing where playing by the rules is concerned. Some are so rigid that it is only to their detriment whether in some type of missed opportunity or on the flip side, jail time :)
Thank you Express10; yet it is your question indeed that is enameled with intrigue primarily because it is analogous to a continuum not unlike the light spectrum and when one contemplates it (deeply) one has a tendency to discover a hidden world...
You're right. Some people might not be alive if their rescuer played by the rules & some people might not stand up for themselves if they played by the rules. Entire nations might not exist if the founders played by the rules.