There are days when Plan B is not only as good as it gets but as good as it would have ever gotten. We can plan various actions and then the world intervenes. We inwardly (sometimes outwardly) groan over the obstruction of those narrow-minded people who don't see things our way.
But they don't and today's adversary may be tomorrow's ally so we aim for the possible. We cannot indulge ourselves in doing what feels good; e.g., telling them to go to hell or putting people down.
If we are to fulfill our responsibilities our only indulgence must be effectiveness.