It may sound cliché, it may sound trite, but walking the moral high ground is no small matter. It is ultimately the right thing to do. People will respect you for doing it, and you will preserve your self-respect. Some things are not worth losing at any price. Tim Cook (Apple CEO) echoed similar advice when he addressed the George Washington University graduating class last May (Mark Glassman, ed., “Commencement Wisdom 2015,” Bloomberg Businessweek, 6/1/15–6/7/15, p. 25):
“Your challenge is to find work that pays the rent, puts food on the table, and lets you do what is right and good and just.”
Doing what is right, good, and just . . . I have a feeling that will keep most of us busy the rest of our lives.