Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. - Pablo Picasso
In every field there are "rules" and "conventions". If you are going to succeed in any field you have to learn the "rules" and "conventions". In order to break out though and create something new and different, you will have to break some of the rules. You will have to violate some of the conventions. The key is to know which ones. Only when you work and master any field can you then know which rules to break. But, if you never break any of the rules, you will just be an average professional. If you have some courage, break some rules, and violate some conventions you will not only be a professional, you will be an artist.
What do you think?