Set historically, people brought up in Russia are unable on a physiological (not to mention, on a psychological level) to make life choices freely and pursue them without remorse or reproach from their family.
Therefore, the first of Labkovsky’s Six Rules — “Do only what you want to”— causes numerous questions, doubts and even indignation. I face misunderstanding and resentment of this rule on a daily basis. I hear that living the way you want is impossible, dangerous, harmful, and selfish and that it contradicts all possible rules of peaceful coexistence. But this view is fundamentally wrong.