Earlier this week, I learned an invaluable lesson: never compromise yourself for the sake of pleasing others. It doesn't matter if it's your best friend, your husband, your mother, or an authoritative figure.
Too many people in the world are strictly out for themselves. They don't care who they have to step on to make it to the next level. To them, they're Mario and you're the mushroom that serves as a stepping stone to the next dollar, the next hundo, the next promotion. Sometimes that step is necessary, and sometimes it hurts your feelings. Sometimes you want to stoop to their level. If they are successful in their conniving ways, you may even want to learn from them.
A few words of advice? Stop. Don't. Don't even think about thinkin' about doing it. If a certain behavior doesn't reflect who you truly believe you are, then don't behave that way. If something feels wrong, it probably is.