Originally Posted by KMDES
I like to think of myself of someone who is a person of honesty, integrity and compassion. I always believed I should uphold my beliefs and be unwavering in being the best I can be and doing what good I can.
I've been fired quite a few times for such things. Now this wouldn't be such a horrible thing, but now that I have a family to look after and a huge pile of debt looming over us.
Now the question is should I forgo being compassionate, honest and my integrity in order to provide for myself and my family? At this point in time, I can't do both. I don't want to end up being like my parents who let me lead a sub-par childhood because they were more focused on themselves instead of doing what was best for me.
Do you act honest and compassionate from the heart or from a belief that it pleases "God" or something like that?
If you've matured to "be" love and not just "act" loving, then you don't have a choice unless your physical survival is at stake...then in survival mode we are instinctively selfish in order to stay alive.