You can do almost anything in life, but not everything. When two desirable values contradict each other, it’s necessary to strike a balance.
Meritocracy, effectiveness, and efficiency are valuable qualities. But what do you do when they clash with pluralism, diversity, principles, and values? Well, you strike a balance.
We all want to put aside something to pass on to our children and grandchildren. But what if maintaining our own well-being requires all the resources we can muster? Care first for yourself. Otherwise, you may become a burden to your children before you can pass anything on to them.
To create a fulfilling life, we first need to grow our awareness about the choices we must make. Then, we’ll learn to make those choices consciously until we achieve mastery. After that, appropriate choices will come naturally to us.