The Golden Rule remains the most important rule in the game: The rules are what you make of them. Therefore the game is whatever you need it to be.
If the rules get in the way or interfere with enjoyment of the game, change the rules. This is nothing more than a collection of guidelines, suggested but not mandatory means of capturing the world in the format of a game. The world can’t be perfectly reflected in any set of inflexible rules. Nothing is more important than the story that’s happening around your table. You’re the arbiter of what works best in your game. The Storyteller and players should determine between them what works best for the game they’re playing. You’re free to use, alter, abuse, or ignore these rules at your leisure to achieve that goal.