We’ve talked about compromising, the bigger issue, living by a congruent philosophy, and acting on principle. Which almost no one in the herd does today.
And when you talk about principle, most of them will start labeling you with words like “stubborn,” “unreasonable,” “narrow-minded,” “unrealistic,” and “intransigent.” They will argue that the complexities of today’s world require you to compromise more, be more flexible, and relax your standards.
I’ll take my cue from Thoreau, and settle for a “majority of one.” Try this belief on for size:
It is your conceptual faculty to form principles that gives you the means to deal with complex issues. Your need to act on rational principles is inescapable, if you want to live a life of happiness, meaning and significance.
So how you doing on that?