Is Compromise Really a Good Thing?

If “compromise” is so good – and isn’t that what our parents, religious leaders and teachers told us! – then why do we say negatively that someone has been “compromised?!”
Maybe we have to reconsider the meaning of the word “compromise?”

“Compromise is one of the most ugly words in our language. It means, I give half, you give half; I settle for half, you settle for half. But why? When you can have the whole, when you can eat the cake and have it too, then why compromise!
Just a little courage, just a little daring…” Osho