It’s easy to be a pacifist in peaceful times. It’s easy to believe in fair wages when you are not the one paying them. Exemplifying the values you care about is never more influential on others than in difficult times. Every single one of you can inspire other people if you uphold your values in times when abandoning them would be easier. In good times people often don’t feel the need to stop, reflect and change. After all things are going well. Yet when things go sour at least some people pause and look around. That’s your chance to spread the values you care about.