The world is falling apart and people’s minds are going downhill with it.
Intolerance are increasing everywhere. People with intolerant views believe they are finally right.
What before was off the record is now on the record. Everything is possible. Everything is true. It’s like the Holocaust never happened. WWII never happened.
You try to stick to your values anyhow. You try to stick to what’s right. Maybe not stick up for, but stick to. That’s the least you can demand from yourself.
Does it pay off? Maybe for your soul.
Does it pay off for your every day life? No.
Does it pay off for your social life? No.
Does it pay off for your relationships? No.
At the other end of sticking to your values in a time when most people don’t, comes this: loneliness.