Enjoy the ride, indeed. None of us are conditioned robots, all of us are unique & individual as the machines we use. I can appreciate your attitude about role modelling; as adults, that is what the youngsters learn, from what we do, not what we say. And you make a good point about not stopping at every stop sign, it being for traffic control and if there's not traffic, no control. I had a friend and mentor, Jim Evans (ColumbiaMO Safety Council) who said our(Humanity) greatest problems are Greed, Hypocrisy & Ignorance. All of us are guilty of it to varying degrees. I am acutely aware of that when approaching traffic control devices, especially stop signs. I don't always come to a foot-on-the-ground stop, although I always come to at least a nanostop. Parking lots scare me; almost always some vehicle operator is weaving/shortcutting/simply acting chaotic. I rarely can be found out there at (03:00) because I like my Zzzzs, but sometimes if the authorities have requested that I "relocate" due to my resting on private property, I'll be pedaling! Most difficult for me, though, are when operators don't use lights on their vehicles at night. Fortunately, most do, but all it takes is one and we have little chance in a collision with a (motor)vehicle.
Please remember, whenever we use our bicycles on the road, we become vehicles upon the road and must follow all of the same rules as any other vehicle using the road!