Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Guidelines, Rules, or Laws

by C. LaRene Halll

I always chuckle when I hear a teenager say, “When I turn 18, I can do anything I want.” Little do they realize that life without guideline and rules is not possible. To prove this I’ve tried many times to think of one thing that doesn’t have a law governing it. I’ve always come up with zilch. There are either good or bad consequences for everything we do.

Laws govern our universe, and the world where we live. Every country has rules as well as every city. All men, women, and children have to answer to someone. Wherever we go – school, work, church, or home – there are always guidelines to follow.

We writers also have to follow the rules of good writing. We can’t ignore good English, or punctuation. If we want someone to publish our book, we have to follow the publisher’s guidelines. There are always laws that we need to follow.

You are all welcome to test this theory. I challenge you to look at everything you do in a day and see if there is anything out there that isn’t governed by some law. I honestly can’t come up with one single thing.


Carolyn V. said...

I can't come up with any either.

L.T. Elliot said...

I wouldn't want to. The more I learn about life, the wiser I think God is.