“Practicing Principles Matters More Than Proving Them”
The life of a Hippie begins with learning how to put principles, such as “We ought not to lie,” into practice. The second step is to demonstrate the truth of the principles, such as why it is that we ought not to lie. The third step, which connects the first two, is to indicate why the explanation suffice to justify the principle. While the second and third steps are valuable, it I the first step that matters most. For it is all too easy and common to lie while cleverly demonstrating that lying is wrong.