According to Conventional Wisdom, there’s a set of practices and disciplines to which we all must submit. They are mandatory. No exceptions.
A short list:
- Sabbath rest
- Prayer and Bible study
- Local church involvement
- Boundaries on visual inputs
- Boundaries with the opposite sex
But I’m a contrarian. I work seven days a week because that’s what separates the men from the boys.
Nor do I need anyone sticking their nose in my personal business.
I can slide by prayerlessly for days with no discernible difference. As for church involvement, it’s overrated–I get plenty of spiritual input from Christian radio and websites.
Yeah, I carry on a little “double life” action around the margins, but no big deal in the grand scheme of things. A man does what he’s got to do.
Fact is, I’m unique. I know better than Conventional Wisdom.
How about you?