It is generally believed that economic downfall leads to social downfall, i.e. deterioration of ethics, principles, and values. However, the history presents a different picture. It is the social or moral collapse that leads to the economic downfall of societies.
Everyone can speak about principles. That's easy. However, not many will be able to keep those principles when they demand a significant personal cost.
Let's not forget the true spirit of Eid-ul-Adha, the spirit of "Sacrifice", giving up one's own rights, resources and privileges for others, only for seeking pleasure of Almighty Allah. May we truly understand and continue this, always. Have a blessed Eid.
Every successful person has paid the price for one's success, i.e. loss of childhood or teenage, marriage or children, friends or honor, money or property , principles or values, faith or religion. The price the person paid reflects the character of the person.