Lifestyle choices at odds with ideals
"It is important here to realize the difference between your own morals and ideology and the way that you conduct yourself in the world. People often make serious compromises here or, in some cases, are unaware of the consequences of their actions upon the world.
While they may value human freedom, for example, they may purchase products or services that generate human servitude in other countries—conditions that, were they to witness them directly, would be appalling to them. And yet these conditions are supported and encouraged by the way that they live."
Turning away from compromise
"At some point, you come to realize that the life you are living really is not appropriate for you. It is a compromise. And the compromise has been too great. It has been too thorough. It is a compromise with how you regard yourself, how you regard others and how you regard the world. And though this realization may be resisted, maybe it will be denied and further compromises will be sought, in actuality, it represents the beginning of a great hope for you.
For God knows that without Knowledge, the deeper Intelligence that has been placed within you, you would live a life of compromise. You would seek compromise for security, for approval, for wealth and advantage. You would seek compromise in order to avoid ridicule or criticism or condemnation or even social rejection. Compromise would permeate everything—your beliefs, your attitudes, your aspirations, your activities, your plans, your goals. This would increase to a point where you really had lost contact with who and what you are."