Let me re-define free spirit.
It is the ability to walk a path that others have discarded or abandoned, or rejected, or found frightening. It is not about finding rules to reject, but about acknowledging that rules are simply guideposts and recommendations. Rules tell us what the boundaries are, but not how to travel. Not how to dance down a trail full of joy over the experience of feeling the earth beneath my feet, the wind in my face, and the scent of the forest filling my mind. Being a free spirit is not about avoiding every rule, rather about dancing around them to make my life richer and more meaningful, regardless of how this appears to other people.