Rules are not context free
Muse #378 - use your own judgement to override them for ethics, morals and justice
The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules. It's people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages. — Banksy
I read this quote in an email newsletter from a friend. And how true is this? It certainly resonated.
Rules are important but never at the cost of ethics, morals or justice. Or truth, beauty, and goodness as Howard Gardner would say. And if you are not able to derive your own highest form of these and apply them in your contexts then what purpose has your life served?