Should one compromise on his principles?

Following is an excerpt from a samvaad (dialogue) session with Acharya Prashant.

Acharya Prashant: Ashutosh is asking, ‘Is it wise to not compromise on one’s principles?’

Ashutosh, whereas not compromising has a beauty about it, it has a vigor about it, it has the warmth of life about it, it has the resilience of life about it, ‘I will not compromise.’