“I don’t know which is more disturbing, that everyone has their price, or that their price is always so low?”
Is there a bench mark, is there a height mark beyond which all our moral values collapse?
Do your principles have a price tag? Is there a point at which you will gladly abandon a belief for the ‘right reward’?
This is the question we must answer in a world of constantly shifting grounds.
Or else, how do you measure progress or regress in a world where there are no absolutes, where everything is moving and we are in a constant struggle? It is for this reason of inconsistency that we need absolutes in our lives. That’s what ethics and principles are – absolutes or benchmarks upon which we measure our lives, whether we progress or regress.
But unfortunately, the human nature can be discussing ethics at one moment and be duplicitous at the same time.