My dad was one of the wisest men I ever knew, even though he only had an eighth grade education. He had a lot of “country sayings” that he would bring out just at the right time. I remember one time I was working on my car and he asked me what was wrong with it. I answered nothing, to which he responded, If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I was able to put together these “Broken Rules” from such experiences and a little of my own learning.
It came out a bit fuzzy so I retyped them below so they are more legible.
- Don’t fix it if it’s not broke.
- If it is broke, figure out if it is worth fix’en.
- You can’t fix it till you know what is broke.
- Don’t try to fix what’s broke till you know how.
- If it’s broke, fix it, don’t punish it.
- Fix what’s broke.
- Fix what broke it.
Life can be quite complicated sometimes but when the rules are simple we seem to do better at life.