One act of rebellion can cause one to lose everything.
13 Then the king said to the wise men who understood the times (for this was the king’s manner toward all who knew law and justice,
“What shall we do to Queen Vashti, according to law, because she did not obey the command of King Ahasuerus brought to her by the eunuchs?”
If it pleases the king, let a royal decree go out from him, and let it be recorded in the laws of the Persians and the Medes, so that it will not be altered, that Vashti shall come no more before King Ahasuerus; and let the king give her royal position to another who is better than she.
And the reply pleased the king and the princes, and the king did according to the word of Memucan.