Be rigid. There are moral absolutes. No matter how ugly life gets, what separates the human from the animal is our ability to distinguish right from wrong. Sometimes, the right thing is the one thing you don’t want to do, but not wanting to do what is hard is not justification for being evil.
I am not afraid to say no, and I am not afraid to be disliked. Some of my beliefs are different than the majority of folks, and I have paid the price for that in the workplace. However, just because an idea is unpopular does not mean it is wrong.
Much of the problem with our country is that politics has become a popularity contest. People say what people want to hear and not the truth.
A man that tells people lies that are comforting is more popular than a man that tells the uncomfortable truth.
Heck a particularly hypocritical political even lied using the title inconvenient truth.
Doing what right is more important than being popular. Be rigid on what is important.
These precepts are my creed, and having prepper precepts guides me when I face tough choices. A wise man once told me that when facing a moral problem, the right choice is usually the action you don’t want to take.
I am not a pollyanna person that is wishy washy or blindly follows rules, heck I have a little rebellious streak and love to know the WHY of rules, but I do respect and understand the need for law and know how vital it is for a society to have a moral code.
By knowing what I believe in you can know how I will act. This is very important in times of stress. If you don’t want to read these precepts one by one, the completed list can be found here: Completed 27 Prepper Precepts.