Not all rules are made equal. “Some of them can be bent. Others can be broken” (Wachowski and Wachowski 1999).

Rules reinforce existing power dynamics. Don’t play by a set of rules which puts you at a disadvantage. Instead, find/create another path which works to your advantage.

See also There’s no speed limit, It’s better to ask forgiveness than permission


Wachowski, Lana, and Lilly Wachowski. 1999. “The Matrix.”