On Principles

Principles

If current events are any indication, principles matter now more than ever. If you live by a certain set of principles, they shouldn’t change just because they're too hard to follow and if that's why you abandon them, you probably didn’t truly have those principles to begin with. The point is that if you really believe in your principles, you would find a way to practice them even if it's not the easy road to take. Anyone has the right to do whatever they want but at least have the courage not be be fake about being righteous and be prepared to live with the consequences of your actions. Your actions should match your words, otherwise it’s just hypocrisy. It’s not enough to say you have principles, you actually have to uphold them in how you live.

19 comments

Sakuranko said...

I know that I am not the most loved person in my family. But I also know that much of the fact that I am not the favorite person of many is that I stick to my principles.

The world of a vet said...

So true!

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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Totally agree my dear, so true!! Hope you have a great week ahead x

Ivana Split said...

Well said.

Anonymous said...

I love what you know here! If you're principles are changing during these times (for the better), then good for you. The only constant thing in life is change.
Everyone should be ready to live with the consequences of their actions because every action has a reaction.
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Emmylou said...

Amen, chingu! As they say, "If you're going to talk the talk, you have to be able to walk the walk." I myself know that perhaps, I may not have been the perfect example of doing the action that my principles hold. For example, we are taught that you have to forgive everyone. But do I? Nope. I hold grudges like mad! But these days, it's really important that if we stand by equality for all, then we should actually do something about it!

Hena Tayeb said...

Well said.

Lyosha Varezhkina said...

that is so right. we should either take with your whole heart or fully don't

Pilar said...

Well said!

R.ChamberofBeauty said...

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R's Rue said...

Beautifully said.

Ivana Split said...

Have a nice day.

Dressed With Soul said...

Yes, very well written and I totally agree. You definitely have the right attitude also in this context, dear Rowena.
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Doctor Anne said...

Exactly - your true colors show when it gets rough. Anything else is just words.

Amely Rose said...

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Lovely said...

I totally agree with this. Thanks for sharing

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Jackie Harrison said...

I believe some people have fear to live by their principles to consume what others think.

little luxury list said...

I completely agree and know you stick to yours as well. i do have to check myself, especially because I have to show my kids I'm following through with my and not just preaching to them.

Shireen L. Platt said...

No truer words, I have seen so many people true colour the past few months and it's not pretty.