In Everwood S01E20，Ephram pops a question “What’s the point of becoming great if you compromise everything to get there?” At the first he means his piano teacher Matt’s “dirty” stuff and the lie about why he’s gonna leave. But then he realizes that his father Andy Brown is also compromised. He said, “You compromised. Think about it. Would you have saved as many lives if you were home for dinner every night?” Doctor Brown admitted “Probably not”.
Then Andy told Ephram, “You won’t make the same mistakes. You’re 15 years old and you’re already asking yourself these questions. It took 20 years of neurosurgery, the death of your mother, and moving us to the middle of nowhere, before I even knew what the questions were.”
If I ask myself this question, my answer probably is, we should figure out what the most important is to myself, and that’s the thing we can’t compromise, or at least we can’t afford compromise. And that is what we are gonna fight for.