I'm certain a lot of you have heard of this adage before. I'm pretty sure that some people reading this blog might have never experienced these kind of choices before. But a lot of people have faced such choices. In any place where humans are involved, you will eventually find some point in life where you are between a rock and a hard place. This is especially true where things less material are involved, such as politics. It is when the line between right and wrong is completely erased. The choice you have to make is no longer obvious. There is no easy way out anymore. The pros and cons of your choices are nearly identical. Your entire set of principles comes into play as you attempt to ascertain the best way out - which is still a bad way out. You are not getting out of this unscathed, no matter what you do.
In this case, it helps to have friends help you in this decision. It helps to know who your friends actually are. Who will help you when you in a difficult position? Most of the time, you will find that no one can, although some might want to. The decision is yours and it will become difficult. Sometimes, you might find an option no one saw - but this is highly unlikely.
I was talking about evil things to do to your opponent in Magic: the Gathering with chewxy the other day (involving how to make your opponent make difficult choices). I came up with two simple examples. Most Magic players will know what I'm talking about. As for those who don't, the card on the left sums up my post quite nicely as it is. :D
(I suddenly ran out of things to say. >< This is not a Magic post, despite my referring back to it for cards.)