I always used to be really concerned with following the rules. I wanted to do all the right things, and if possible, get some applause or at least maybe a gold star sticker.
That works fine as long as everyone agrees on what the rules are, and they’re things like “follow instructions” and “finish your work.” Done and done, gold sticker please.
But most of the time the rules are more mysterious, and it’s unclear who’s in charge of the stickers.
~Melissa Camara Wilkins
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