I've lived most of my life coloring in between the lines, being nice and trying to get things done by following the rules. And when I did not, the wrath of some authority figure was always there to shake me back in line.
At a certain age and at certain circumstances, that model does not always work.
Telling the truth, being disgruntled, and getting in people's faces is sometimes called for.
Yes, it feel a little but dangerous at times, but what have I to lose?
Getting older and being a troublemaker is not such a bad thing.