Life is filled with rules. Whether we like it or not, life is governed by a set of principles, and universal laws. To ignore or reject these rules produces certain built-in consequences.
However, like the English language, many of life’s rules have lawful exceptions. Knowing when to properly use those exceptions is an important part of living.
For example, lying is against the rules. Breaking that rule has certain consequences, like losing the trust of others. Yet, there are times when not telling the truth is appropriate. When my wife asks me if I like her new hair style is a case in point. In this situation the rule is “truth in all things except when telling the truth unnecessarily hurts the o