The Future Is Unwritten - Wilde

As mentioned in a previous post, I received a new journal with quotes on the recto pages. I decided I would write short reflections on these, and sometimes I will share them to my blog. Here’s the first:

“Disobedience, in the eyes of any one who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.” -Oscar Wilde

Disobedience, yes, but not the childish kind that says, “I can do whatever I want and you can’t stop me”. Rather, the kind that knows the rules well enough, knows the community well enough, knows the problems well enough…to demand something better. Without the understanding, it is selfish flailing. With this understanding, it can lead to much needed change, benefit to the community.

I can’t find the source right now, but I recently heard someone implement a practice that went like this: “you can change the rule once you understand why the old rule was there.”

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