Last week I heard Lalitha Natarajan speaking on Good Morning Scotland’s Thought for the Day. One of the things that she said was:
We need to break the rules that inhibit good happening.
… which got me thinking:
- What rules?
- Where to draw the line?
And my mind moved on to consider:
- What are the boundaries for civl disobedience?
- What (if anything) would I go to jail for? [I didn’t like this question, probably because the answer would not be very edifying in my case.]
Then I caught myself, as I realised that I was projecting the rules that need to be broken on to other people, organisations, governments.
- But what about the rules that I have some responsibility for?
- Am I willing to evaluate which of these rules need to be broken?
- And if I’m prepared for them to be broken, why do I not proactively jettison them?
- Or is it just easier to live in an abstract world, rather than applying such principles in my own wee world? After all, Lalitha was talking to lots of listeners, not just me!