Blackmail – let to be broken or fight…?
Hmm, today I was thinking whether you should allow to be broken by blackmail, or should fight? If we consider it in a simple way, the answer is obvious. But, what to do if in case you win, it will in some way hit you? That is, you will lose something what you could gain if you allowed someone to break you. This is the point where the dilemma starts. Be broken and lose your honor or remain unbendable and lose an opportunity of doing something that you would like to do – that is the question. This is a question from my current life but it is in some way connected with Linux and Open Source. Remain committed to the idelogy or permit to be bought? In this case, the ideology can be connected with money profits, but sometimes a good payment could be offered to you if you allowed to be bought. It’s a main problem that we can meet in everyday life. My answer to this is that you have to remain free, with free mind and free choice. As John Lennon sang, “One thing I can tell you is you got to be free!”. These words remain up to date to presentday, and will remain immortal forever. My friend says: “You have to know your own value”. So, we should never allow to be broken by blackmail, as freedom is one of the most valuable things we can have. Remember it.