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They tell us the rules - but not why we have to obey them?
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They tell us the rules - but not why we have to obey them?

Myself personally, I have no trouble following the rules. That's because none of it effects me or anything. Like the "No MD3 Player Rule" is fine for me because I would never want to bring that to school and risk it being stolen/broken. Other rules I can understand that they explain why we can't do. I understand that school needs some rules, but some, are just stupid. And it's not just that. Sometimes they tell us not to do something, but don't tell us why

On the second day of school, we had an assembly. A welcome back to the Grade 11s. One of the things they talked about was the rules. Some rules seem really stupid, and they don't tell us why. Like, "Cellphones are not allowed in the school or on Property," I do have a cellphone, got one this summer, but I don't bring it to school. But why are they not allowed? They didn't tell us why. I assume however, it's because it would distract students in class (god forbid, LOL!) and because of the fact you can take pictures with them. I mean, you know how some people are. Some might take pictures or make rude videos about people. I've heard it's happened before. So maybe that's why. But why don't they tell us? Often they tell you the rules, but not why you have to do them. Some rules make common sense, others don't. But were not always told why we can't do something. If we have to follow the rules, shouldn't we know why we have to follow them? Instead of when we ask, getting the reply of, "That's just the rules. You have to follow it,"

Edit: There is another thread like this I think! But still it bothers me. I want to know why we can't!
09-08-2007 07:59 AM
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b/c if we want to get good grades or pass shool and get into college to get a high paying job you have to do what they say.

i know not everyone wants to do this but most peopel do.

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09-08-2007 08:11 AM
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hold on some years in schools, after is the college and it will hve more "freedom"
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We had one of those today, and they let us have cellphones, but they have to be out of sight, and you can use it in lockdowns at specified times to call parents. At our school, that will happen at least four times this year.

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Yes about the rule "distracting student" now i donnot think that no student is "concentratring" enough to be distracted, Rule is aother word for Force
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You have to obey the rules because they are the rules.
09-08-2007 11:58 AM
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Kirby Wrote:You have to obey the rules because they are the rules.

Unfortunatly
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Shadow_5415 Wrote:
Kirby Wrote:You have to obey the rules because they are the rules.

Unfortunatly
I think he was poiting out the ridiculousness of taht concept just by typing it.....

I highly suggest Mobb Deep's albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth, if you have not listened to it yet.
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when I ask my school why they have certain rules, they always say something like "because God has called us as Christians to be obedient servants."

it's so gay how they always use Christianity as an excuse to give people guilt trips. They make you sign sheets that say things like "I swear by God that I will never violate the dress code," then if they actually were to open their Bibles, they'd see that it actually says never to swear by God. (Mt 5.33-37)

then saying "because it's the rules" doesn't teach kids anything but to do whatever people tell you to do. it's because of people like that that the holocaust went on for so long.
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Hayley44 Wrote:it's so gay how they always use Christianity as an excuse to give people guilt trips. They make you sign sheets that say things like "I swear by God that I will never violate the dress code," then if they actually were to open their Bibles, they'd see that it actually says never to swear by God. (Mt 5.33-37)

tell taht to princiapl the second you see her next.

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one teacher once told me thats they dont give you a reason for the rules because they think you wont be able to comprehend the meaning behind them.

Nature created neither servants nor masters. I want neither to rule, or be ruled.
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darthmat Wrote:
Hayley44 Wrote:it's so gay how they always use Christianity as an excuse to give people guilt trips. They make you sign sheets that say things like "I swear by God that I will never violate the dress code," then if they actually were to open their Bibles, they'd see that it actually says never to swear by God. (Mt 5.33-37)

tell taht to princiapl the second you see her next.

well I did tell that to my homeroom teacher, but she just gave me a condescending smile, and said "I know the rules may seem silly to you, but it's the covenant you agreed to when you joined our community."

wyldstryke Wrote:one teacher once told me thats they dont give you a reason for the rules because they think you wont be able to comprehend the meaning behind them.

ahaha I give my dogs more credit than that!
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Hayley44 Wrote:
darthmat Wrote:
Hayley44 Wrote:it's so gay how they always use Christianity as an excuse to give people guilt trips. They make you sign sheets that say things like "I swear by God that I will never violate the dress code," then if they actually were to open their Bibles, they'd see that it actually says never to swear by God. (Mt 5.33-37)

tell taht to princiapl the second you see her next.

well I did tell that to my homeroom teacher, but she just gave me a condescending smile, and said "I know the rules may seem silly to you, but it's the covenant you agreed to when you joined our community."

Argue it further, tell them that tghey are suposed to be teachign you religion, not violating it.

wyldstryke Wrote:one teacher once told me thats they dont give you a reason for the rules because they think you wont be able to comprehend the meaning behind them.
Tell her she is a agiest bitch who si to arrogant to smell and taste the bull shti comign out of her mouth.

I highly suggest Mobb Deep's albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth, if you have not listened to it yet.
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Cell phones are against the law in Florida to use in a school. "Use" is defined simply as checking the time. If a teacher sees it, they confiscate it. Better run if you're in the hallway somewhere, else you can wait for security if you're in a classroom or not able to leave.
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darthmat Wrote:
Shadow_5415 Wrote:
Kirby Wrote:You have to obey the rules because they are the rules.

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I think he was poiting out the ridiculousness of taht concept just by typing it.....
It's called a tautology. Well, I don't think that example is exactly a tautology but it is still bullshit.
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I got soemthign right. Biggrin

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