When I was a young boy, ten years old or so, my father once said to me,
“I don’t make the rules.
You make the rules.
I just enforce them when you make them.
You can’t police yourself.”
At first, I was a bit confused.
The word “police” actually wiped the rest of what he was telling me away.
At ten years old, “police” is a scary word.
Well, today it is a scary word as well, however for completely different reasons.
Anyway, later I understood it and never forgot it.
We’ve never talked much since then.
He’s not around any longer.
Thanks for looking,