Rules were made for breaking ;)

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what more is there to say? rules are rules...we always break them anyway :)

Submitted: January 21, 2010

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Hi everyone, this article is based in Australia :o soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo yea...hehe just giving you a heads up before you read....because some of the regulations and laws I talk about....I'm not sure if they're the same as to where you're from :o.......anyways....Hope you enjoy reading :D

How do we come up with rules? Firstly, what are rules for? Are rules for balance? Or are they just there to control whom it applies to? What would the world be like if we had no rules? If it wasn't compulsory to drive on the left side of the road? (or right side....haha depends where you're from :P) If you didn't have to go to school? There is one word to describe a "ruleless" world: mayhem.

There is a saying that "rules were made for breaking." This actually could be true. Now...you might be thinking...."THAT'S INSANE! Rules were established for ORDER." Well then....who said rules aren't multipurpose? Hmm? Think about it. How many people are fined for breaking the law every year? People get fined for drinkdriving, not paying tax on time and in many other ways. But where does this money end up? In the hands of the Government. Fines are like an extra bonus the Government recieves from the public - other than tax. I have nothing against this though, becuase it benefits both the Nation and the person being fines. The person learns his/her lesson and the Government has more money to enhance the Country's economy.

But I just want you to realise just how much money the Government gets from you. It's quite a bit, actually. You have your usual tax, then you have GST. When you go shopping, take a look at your reciept. There's GST included. That is also a tax. When you pay to park your car in one of those ticket machines...that also goes to the Government. Petrol...a large percentage of the cost of petrol goes to......guess who? The Government.

I suppose you could say th if no one broke the law, the Goverenment wouldn't be too glad about it...because that would take away a whole chunk of their "income."

Take cigarrettes as an example. People smoke and get lung diseases out of it. Cigarettes are absolutely non-beneficial. The Government warns people about the effects of smoking, claiming that they want every one to stop it, but they aren't really taking as much action as they ought to if they really do want to stop cigarette marketing. The Government can easily ban cigarettes but they don't want to. Cigarette sales are very beneficial to the Government as the tax is very high on them. The Government wouldn't want to stop such a consisten tax flow, but neither do they want a bad image for not taking action on such a "health risk."

In order to gain the hearts of the Nation, the Government takes very obvious actions to "stop" smoking. This makes people believe that the Government, at least, is doing SOMETHING about the issue. We have short television documentaries about smoking and we hear warnings about it occasionally on the radio.

People break the law everytime. I know some of my classmates that smoke. I myself have "defyed" the law many times. I J-walk, I sometimes don't put my seatbelt on....but curiously, no one really cares. The police probably do the same sometimes. So what's the point in having the rule?

Rules are just what you could call..."guidlines." You don't neccesarily have to follow them, but if you get caught. you must be willing to pay the price.


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