This is probably one of the most common sayings in our slippery slope society. Rules are NOT meant to be broken. Rules are meant to be kept! Rules keep us safe. Rules set boundaries. Rules are put in place because we don’t know how to behave.
One thing that we don’t want to do is change the rules just because everyone is doing something a certain way. That’s the difference between ethics and morals. There is a concept of right and wrong, and gray areas just show confusion and ignorance about ethical principals.