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Then don't describe them using words with negative connotation. Don't say you're a coward. Say you're cautious. Don't say you're a hypocrite and a conformist. Say you're pragmatic. People have a lot of ideals. A lot of them contradict, and the ones that don't tend to be a bad idea to be too extreme with.

If you don't like the fact that you're not lawful stupid, the answer isn't to become lawful stupid. It's to stop idealizing lawful stupid.

Humans have the ability to invent excuses for virtually any action or character trait, but these excuses can only go so far. A man may tell himself that he is “not a hypocrite, only pragmatic”, but he would still know that others don’t accept his interpretation. Whether we like it or not, humans are social animals who care about opinion of others.
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