Rules for living
Do not remove all the pitfalls from life
"Maybe I bend to the right
'Cause I don't wanna be wrong."
Having boundaries, or rules for myself—rules for living—is helpful. Clear lines. A path to follow. Fewer decisions to make. Less ambiguity.
Can also be a problem.
There are potential pitfalls:
becoming legalistic and inflexible
judging myself harshly for breaking my own rules