As a child, it was always important to me that I did the right thing. It didn’t matter what the right thing was, it felt wrong doing the wrong thing. What you think is right isn’t the same as inwardly knowing what’s right, but it helps to do what we think is right, because those things will eventually become right.
What is doing the right thing?
It’s living with a conscience and understanding that ‘little voice’ that tells us what’s right. We know we’re doing the right thing when our gut tells us we’re doing the wrong thing.
How do you work out what doing the right thing is?
Well the easiest way is to ask yourself questions. Could what you’re about to do, hurt anyone? Is it fair? Is it kind? Is it something I would be happy with myself if someone was doing it to me? Will I be sorry?
The right thing is offering support when we know someone needs it. It’s having the patience and tolerance to understand another person’s difficulties, without being asked. I should think most of us will know what the right thing is, but we often don’t do the right thing.
We tend to do the wrong thing when we’re struggling. The trouble is that unless we consciously make a decision to do the right thing, we will always unconsciously end up doing the wrong thing.