I have policies. Not policies like life-insurance policies. Policies like life policies. General rules I default to.Â Policies I’ve adopted through experience. Policies I’ve learned from wise friends. Policies that help me figure out the right thing to do when I don’t always know. Here are a few.
See, I finally figured out that it’s okay to cheat a little. It’s okayÂ not to rely on willpower and your ability to think on your feet. It’s okayÂ to follow a rule you know will help. It’s okay to explain your actions without arguing their merits.
Some families have “policies” to keep order with their kids – but sometimes you need to keep order with your own self too. Sometimes consistency is useful, whether you’re a kid or not.
I don’t live up to my policies. Not always. Not even most times. But I try. And that’s why they help.