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The end always justifies the means

This may be true if your value system is simplistic and/or skewed toward instant gratification (and t-rat, I don't believe this is you, despite your assertions). Values are driven by beliefs, attitudes and perceptions (which include caring, patience, and tolerance for ambiguity quotients), and because of this can be fuzzy and ill-defined. There may of course be dimensions to one's values that are held so high that all else will be sacrificed in their favor. But most of us I believe would have to think a bit to select from choices in situations where the outcome is not win-win. In extreme cases where outcomes are dramatically life-transforming, catastrophic or even pyrrhic, then choice becomes that much more difficult.

Len (who lives in a complicated world)
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