Prepper Precepts #8 Avoid Ethical Spirals

 

27 Prepper Precepts #8

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(Edit: This prepper precept came from my time working in correction, and as I have just went back into that world as an instructor for new officers, I find this to be doubly important to avoid offender manipulation.)

I avoid ethical spirals, its better to admit you’re wrong up front and apologize rather than hide it and play the “big lie”. I’d rather take a small lump up front than a huge hit later for hiding my mistakes.

I learned this from the prison, where inmates constantly tried to get officers on the hook.

The other thing I learned was “never tell a convict to do something you cannot make them do.

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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.

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