Sometimes the rules were set a long time ago. Now we've forgotten why. Limited view by the distance away from that happenstance or that carbuncle which motivated it's creation.
It's fine to gently test the boundaries of some rules.
You know the ones. The kind that are not backed up by immediate and palpable evidence of their benefit. The ones that are just screaming out for a revision, refinement or redaction.
Some rules though could very well be left alone.
Like the one about driving on the wrong side of the road. The one that says don't jump in the shallow end. Or the one that discourages flammable objects on airplanes.
Some rules yes are made to be stretched or broken. Others must be adhered to no matter how far away you are from its origination.