Rules and Truths

There are two types of laws.

There are laws like “tax laws” and “succession laws”. Those are rules that humans invented to create order and fairness and justice. They don’t represent the Truth, so reasonable people can (and do) disagree about what each law should say.

Then there are laws like “the law of gravity”. Those are Truths that humans discovered. They can’t be disagreed with and reasonable people understand that.

Most of us go through our day confusing rules and Truths. At home and at work, we morph personal expectations into rules and then into truths. We believe that people should behave in a certain way and are aghast when they don’t, just as if they had defied the law of gravity.

Today, let’s remember that rules aren’t the Truth.

And the Truth doesn’t care about rules.

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