I have a theory about the people who are serving time in prison. Most of them are there because of vows they made to themselves - vows like:
"I'm not going to be poor anymore," or
"If he messes with me, my wife, my girlfriend, my child, or my friend again, I'm going to kill him."
These are inner vows they made to themselves. No one heard them or were aware of them.
So, when they broke the law, it appeared to outsiders they were doing something inconsistent, while actually they were acting consistently with their inner vows.
Be careful of the stupid promises you make to yourself: "I'll never..." or "Next time I'll...," and if you make a stupid promise to yourself, have the courage to break it.