Principles are useless without realistic application.
Besides, it’s not possible to hold to one’s principles 100%.
For example, I live in NH. Our State Motto (Principle) is “Live Free or Die”.
Obviously, we are not free, so, to properly follow our principle, we all need to attempt to overthrow the government (probably dying in the process) or just commit mass suicide.
Personally, I’m not ready to die yet, so I’m going to have to compromise on that a bit and work on realistic ways to attain more freedom.