All posts tagged: rules

Five Questions to Ask Before You Post THAT Comment or Photo

Rules bring freedom.  It’s strange but true that a certain amount of structure and regulation enables us to live – and to do so with a decreased (or non-existent) shackle of worry regarding safety, wellbeing and enjoyment. Red light means stop, green light means go; a rule that brings the liberty to drive from Point A to Point B, without risk of injury to self or others. In the fire safety book that my three-year-old son has fixated on, there’s a “Two-metres from the heater” rhyme.  We have the freedom to enjoy a heater’s warmth, without its burn, if we adhere to such advice. Sundays in our household are TV-free days.  This rule gives us freedom to enjoy each other’s company more completely – to read, talk, play boardgames and go for long walks. Rules protect us. If ever there was a sphere that lacked healthy regulation it would be social media.  Nowhere will you find more disrespectful, hateful, abusive or crude material as in the annals of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and all those …