When I was young I hated rules and in a funny way I loved rules. I hated them because they were limiting and I was creative and "innovative" as a child. Not a characteristic every parent longs for in their offspring. I eventually realized that I loved rules and structure because they allowed me to understand the boundaries of where I could go and be successful. Just like in any game I couldn't win unless I knew the rules. Once I learned the rules I then was free to create my own path.