How exactly do you hold onto your ideals in a world where it seems like the whole game is rigged for greed, competition, and conformity? I never thought you'd ask! The answer is: it's challenging, but you must. It may be five times harder to reach for your truth as the madness of our society reaches a new peak. And in the end it will get you double your investment, because you are building a strong foundation that will be there when the world is in calmer times. Before then, you know you're being true to yourself, and you cannot live with yourself any other way. The current struggle of our world translates to energy loss, depression, and confusion in most people, and it could easily do so for you—which is why you must keep your grounding. And your grounding is in your ideals. I would propose that the one that's closest to the core is existing in a way where you see the needs of the many, the needs of the few, and your own personal necessities. If, at least, you acknowledge that they exist, you will have perspective. The one rapidly disappearing element of the world is that of mutual benefit. Practice and apply this concept in everything you do. And while you do that, notice who cannot see past their own personal hunger, and steer clear of them.