Break the Rules, Do Something New, be a Daring Amateur!

The attitude described here by Mr. Keats is so Steampunk:

Be an individual, ask your own questions, do your own projects, inflict them on the world! Allow the word to engage you in return! To be inactive would mean to waste a chance to leave a mark. You do not have to be a professional, you can also be highly skilled as an amateur! Do it! The Steampunk in you wants you to do it.