Taking a lesson during these breezy times.
When the wind is great, be like the oak, the spruce, the maple: bend with the wind, or you will break. Integrity is for simpletons. After the destruction, the people come to mourn the fallen, then chop it up for use as fuel and furniture for the building of their own lives.
Flexibility is paramount. It is the hallmark of a stronger intellect. It comes with a higher continued cost than single-minded determination, but the benefit is continued existence and growth in the changing face of the weather.