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  1. Principles are about predictability. Predictability is the foundation of cooperation. Cooperation is the foundation of life (from multicellular and symbiotic organisms to families, companies, and states).
    You can't do business with an unprincipled person: you never know what to expect from them next.

  2. It seems to me that principles are very bad. Because a principled person does not reason, but immediately acts on principles.
    Example: friends call for a robbery, and you go with them on the principle of”we don't leave friends in trouble”.
    There is no reason to think what the consequences will be. No. I will not merge on principle, I will not show myself a rag, I will not leave my friends and go to jail with them. After this incident in my life, I stopped acting on the principles and completely abandoned them. And now I live perfectly, thinking and thinking everything through in advance, and do not act according to principles without thinking about my decision. Good luck.

  3. I will be happy to read the answers and make my own contribution, because I myself once asked this question.The starting point is almost always a dichotomy of two positions-adapt to situations or follow your autonomy.

    And here, as in many other things, you need to look for a middle way, although the advantage of following the principles is obvious to me.Simply because principles are the inner core on which the building of your personality rests, and this is wildly important.In this sense, I can almost confidently say that principles are always artificial and invented by ourselves or perceived in response to life experience.But(!) at the same time,they are the law for us in the sense that if we violate them,sanctions in the form of self-discrimination are almost inevitable.And internal control and its sanctions are worse than any physical punishment.Some,it is true, manage to make a deal with their conscience and ignore self-flagellation,but another important consequence is inevitable.A person ceases to respect himself, and if he tries to “close his ears” from this, he slides down to a complete mess in himself.You can see such examples in all collaborators and just those who adapt.I have no examples of good people of this type in stock.

    And visually it is so:if you have a no-drink policy, then you'd better not take a shot glass in your hand.But here's an important point:not because it is bad to drink, but because you have an antipathy or any other feeling in your head,which is contrapresentable use.It turns out that objectively nothing is wrong,but internal motives will make it so that you will not get any high.Just like no buzz from breaking down and eating a pie, when you really want to lose weight and have sworn off on a diet.After all, much still depends on the power of persuasion.

    Principles give the most important thing-the integrity of nature.If a person has a principle of doing what they like, and they do not force themselves at a job that bothers them,or,for example,they respect themselves,and they are insulted at work, then no exorbitant money should leave them in this job.The yardstick is simple-check each time whether you are doing what you think is right or whether you are silencing your inner voice with arguments that it is temporary or for a long-term goal.Remember that you will not reach that goal in this scenario, or you will reach a wreck, which is constantly beaten by the realization that he is doing voper to himself.And don't listen to phrases like “you're going to feed the kids with your own supplies now.”Yes, it can be difficult temporarily,but I have made sure that a person with a rod but no position will always win over someone with a position but no rod.

    But in conclusion, an important point is to be open to new ideas.Principles should combine firmness, but also flexibility in the sense that when you realize that your principles are hindering you or they are not leading to anything,try to deform them.After all, in the same principle of resistance to alcohol, you can establish just moderate use.In a complete refusal, there is a risk of failure or confusion.If this can be avoided, why not?After all, our ultimate goal is to make ourselves better.Otherwise,the boundary between a principled person and a tough ram who does not understand why,but will do it, is very ephemeral.This is not necessary.Think more about yourself and listen more.Good luck to us!

  4. Man is given reason. For what? If we answer this question to ourselves: for more sophisticated pleasures, then this is the level of an animal. And then the principles are not needed: eat, drink, have fun, who bothers-that kick.

    Principles are necessary for self-development, for applying reason to its intended purpose and moving forward. And here the principles (moral, meaning) play the role of traffic rules on the road. At first glance, it seems that traffic laws restrict you, but in reality they give you freedom of movement as far as you want.

    Moral principles – traffic rules in communication with other people who constantly help us develop (if we correctly perceive the events of our life)

  5. Depending on what life principles are in your understanding. Usually, this concept is understood as a set of moral guidelines, life priorities, and ways to interact with the outside world.

    If so, then it is impossible to live without them a priori, because some of them are dictated to us by our own nature-instincts, genes of our ancestors, our temperament and much more. Plus, man is a social being. He is surrounded by family, friends, and work. People around us also contribute to our worldview, even if we don't notice it ourselves.

    Well, plus the person himself can play an important role in the formation of such principles. Our own mistakes, the mistakes of relatives and friends, and life experience form our personal methodology of life.

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