Wear a headband: A rebel must look like one. Wear dark kohl to outline your eyes (you can steal your sister’s or mother’s mascara for this purpose), wear a headband that says ‘Rebel’ or something of that sort, carry a toy machine gun (this is starting to sound like Rambo) and begin rebelling.

Break rules: Rebelling involves breaking rules. As a first, say something profound about breaking rules, make it go viral online (all the tweens and teenagers must quote you on social media every other second) and then get around to building your ‘breaking rules’ portfolio. Of course, what would be easier is to make your own rules and break them. This way, you feel very self important and you don’t annoy your parents much.

Organise campaigns: Breaking rules is only seasonal and temporary. After a while, you’ve flouted every possible one and don’t know what to do anymore. At this point, it is time to stand up against something (also another way of rebelling). Find out something you don’t like about a particular cause, law, rule, societal norm etc., and start a campaign. It could be campaigning to make Saturday a legal international holiday or campaigning against picking one’s nose in public. The possibilities are limitless.

Practise and preach: Now that you have successfully branded yourself a rebel, it’s time to let the word spread. Gather some people (preferably those who are unemployed and disillusioned), talk about how to spot a rebel, rebelling without a cause (which is more difficult than rebelling for or against a cause) and the lifestyle it brings along with it.

Believe in Absurdism: Albert Camus, a French philosopher whose views gave rise to a philosophy known as Absurdism, once said: “The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” He is your god. Follow him, pray to him and renounce the unfree world.