More wrong doesn’t make less wrong right

The following logic seems to be more prevalent these days: if something is wrong but someone else does something worse, then what I’m doing isn’t so bad. The actions of others don’t excuse my own. My environment doesn’t prevent me from making the right choices either–granted some environments are more difficult than others. Choice is not free; it always has a cost–not that cost has to be bad. If choice were free, what would be the point of choosing? Need some practical examples? I only downloaded one song, one album, one… I was only driving five miles over the speed limit… I was only in the car pool lane for five minutes…