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Tradeoffs with myself

How does everyone stay honest with themselves?

Say, you know that something you do doesn’t align with your values. For example, you’re convinced that lying is bad, yet there are situations where you lie. Or something simpler: you know that throwing away plastic packaging pollutes the environment, yet you buy your favorite cereal that’s wrapped into plastic.

I understand there are critical moments where one has to make the tradeoff or otherwise it will be a big problem. But what if it happens on a daily basis, as part of a normal routine, that can be changed? How does one go to sleep with a calm mind after a day of such tradeoffs?

Last edited on Jan 25, 2019