Rahul is a software engineer based in bangalore, india.

this journal is his manifesto to help people tackle everyday hurdles and live better.

Moral vs. Cunning

I recently watched a Bollywood movie called Padmaavat where there was a fight between two rulers - one fought with morality while the other with sheer cunningness.

Guess who won the fight?

The one who didn't give a shit about ethics. The cunning one, that is.

This forced me into thinking, which is the best technique to handle situations in life? Cunningness or morality?

Should I employ a clever tactic to evade a situation? Or should I stay grounded and face the world by making decisions that don't hurt my morality?

None and both.

You see, different situations call for a different measure. Sometimes, you have to keep your morality aside to survive a storm or grab an opportunity of a lifetime. Whereas, in other cases, it's better to stick to your moral values and face life.

Life doesn't come with an instruction manual. You make decisions by analyzing the current situation using your experience.

Keep both tools at your disposal because losing one might cost you an important battle in life.

Decide wisely, not blindly.

Sometimes in life, you need to make decisions against your moral values. It doesn't make you a bad or coward person.

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