i tell people all the time that i believe we should question the rules. we shouldn't do things just because everyone else is doing them, because it is what we think we ought to do, or because some one told us that was the way to do it.
instead we have to be a little bit badass, adapt what we see and what we hear and what we are told to fit in with what is really going to work for us.
question the rules. hell, scrap the rules and write your own.