I’m not talking about stealing stuff or taking drugs for example but day-to-day stuff like taking initiative at work or doing something out of the ordinary.
My friend saw once guy driving along a road made into one lane with traffic cones. His car was on fire but he continued to drive up the road with his car on fire until he found a layby to stop in. He was so conditioned to following the rules that he didn’t even consider ploughing through the cones and running out of his car.
He was prepared to risk his life to stay within the ‘rules.’
When I was in the police I met with the head of security at my local hospital and arranged disposable cameras to be given to all wards to take photos of people who trespassed there in order to steal. When we met with the hospital security committee the chairman congratulated us for taking iniative without getting their permission.
I hadn’t even considered asking! Not out of rudeness but because I saw something needed doing and I did it.
If you think something needs doing then do it and if somebody gets upset you can apologise later.