Being principal. What is for you being principal? What is being principles? Let's talk. I think it might be useful conversation.
Apr 9, 2019 8:05 AM
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I'd say, being principled implies acting with integrity, honesty and being ready to take responsibility for your words, actions and deeds.
April 9, 2019

Hi Dima.

I could tell (= I understood) what you meant; using 'principal' here is a russicism though, a so-called 'false friend' :)

As to your question, I do think that having principles and sticking to them is really important for building healthy and effective relationships. In fact, being a person of integrity is vital in every sphere of our lives.

Your question is so good! I'm tempted to write an essay on it :) But I'm not doing it right now.

What is a "principle" for you? Are you talking about moral principles?

There's always the flip side to such things. What if someone does not share the same principles? You might clash on them with others, and then how can you tell that you're right and the other one is wrong? Whose principles are 'fair' and whose are not?

P.S. It's one of the greatest threads I've come across lately here :)

April 9, 2019
I believe, that really principled persons follow principles themselves and don't demand the same from others. Otherwise perfect principles could turn to cruelty.
April 10, 2019
This Is a wonderful topic, so interesting! Thanks Dima for submit.
 I do agree with Shahin and I would add that  too many persons lives in bad social circumstances. 
It Is Very sad that people, enjoing Better situation, wants to ignore other's one.
I'm from Italy and this Is a critic to a diffuse tought in my country... 

Maybe Is too complex for my english, I'd thank anyone for correcting me, but... is amazing to share ideas and not only grammar with you!
April 10, 2019
Hi Dima, and thank you for clarifying. Also, I apologise if my earlier comment appeared a virulent criticism, for it was not, and your English is very good!

In my view, to be principled is to have a set of morals and beliefs which guides a person in every action and choice they make in life.

If a person would but take actions due to the purity of his intent, rather than for the incentive of a reward, or fear of punishment, he could be deemed truly, a principled individual.

The majority of us have principles of our own - some of these universally shared whilst others quite personal - but many of us however fail to observe these steadfastly. Instead, we waiver and compromise when situations are too difficult.

April 10, 2019
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