Are rules meant to be broken?


I recently watched an interview with Nick Kyrgios about the dress code at Wimbledon. This mentality of “I do what I want” is great publicity for him but it is the tip of the iceberg in today’s world. 

Much like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and all the others, no one forces you to join. You sign up and agree to the terms and conditions.  

If you join a nudist club, I am pretty sure you know the rules. So why are individuals joining clubs, events and platforms and then going on about the rules being unfair or wrong? 

Because you are a star? A Formula One driver is not about to drive without a helmet. Yes, one is for protection and one is our pure attitude and attention-seeking self-entitlement. You get the idea.  

Why have rules? 

Shoplifting and stealing are against the law. Yet people all over the US and Canada walk out of a store with goods every day. No one can run after them and chase them.  

Why have rules in the first place? 

This attitude of breaking rules without consequences is spreading. Not a single person can be disciplined, smacked upside the head and kicked out.  

There will be lawsuits, and social media backlash and the rule maker will be forced to back down. Women-only and men-only places are all challenged for being sexist, racist and so forth. Let them be. See how long they survive. If they do, good for them. Why challenge an establishment such as Wimbledon?  

Unless they are being sexist or racist, they are the rules and if you don’t like it, get out.  

What’s the problem? 

Most of the time this kind of crap is pure promotion. The attitude that I am all that is what is being pushed. Nick Kyrgios is great at self-promotion and allowing youth to disrespect authority.  

By allowing, I of course mean setting an example and a bad one at that. I would respect him so much more if he said, Yup, I am wrong, this event demands respect because it is the be-all of all events. Instead, he pushes his I don’t give a shit attitude and here we are. All his young fanbase looks up to him for breaking the rules and getting fined. Poking fun of, and at the same time degrading the event and the status.  

Setting an example. 

People in positions of power or at least seemingly powerful on social media are all about the outrage. LOOK at me! Look what I can do now that I am famous.  

Usually, the negative aspect of this is what is being promoted. When was the last time you saw a young entitled social media presence come and help an old lady across the street and tweet about that? Oh yes, they give food to the homeless when on camera, what happens when the cameras are off? How about Bruce Springsteen helping out at a homeless shelter in disguise because he wanted to. He got caught doing it. However, he didn’t do it as a publicity stunt. Even if he did, he was clever about it and let people catch him rather than doing it on camera for more fame and fortune. Please let there be a certain amount of discipline and respect in society. We are already falling apart, no reason to keep pushing. 

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Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, and businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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