Doing what’s right

Something inspirational:

“Never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the wellbeing of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”

MARTIN LUTHER KING


6 Sep, 2016

8 thoughts on “Doing what’s right

  1. This is exactly what I have the most guilt about in my life, since I was raised in a world where doing the right thing wasn’t exactly encouraged.

    We were forced to see and experience a lot of things that we were forced to ignore and pretend wasn’t happening. Things like seeing a woman who had nearly been beaten to death and not calling the cops about it!

    There are so many things that still haunt me and I have to try to remember that those are things I can’t change as much as I wish I could. It kept me from doing the right thing with my own daughter when I should have.

    The only thing I can do now is to remember that I can do the right thing, even when everything in my mind says I shouldn’t.

    1. Thanks Randy. It’s difficult to do the right thing when you’ve never been taught, but from what you’ve said, you had little choice.

      Unfortunately, we’re conditioned to behave and act a certain way, but unless we learn to challenge those patterns, we never will.

      As long as we are aware fundamentally of what constitutes right and wrong, we will do what’s right. It’s food for the soul and makes us feel good that we’re actually doing something positive.

  2. It’s very obvious to me what’s right and what’s wrong, like committing a crime against human souls for foolishness or profit; we know the values by which we’re suppose to live.

    We also know that some folks just don’t care about their souls or anyone else’s, until it’s time to pay their dues to a different order.

    1. Thanks Tim. Yes me too. It’s a shame people wait until such a time they have no choice as you say. A different order will always hold us accountable.

      Since we are always accountable, perhaps it’s just easier if we choose to do what’s right the first time.

    1. Thanks Brad. Yes, Tim’s reply is absolutely spot on. I agree. We’ll never go wrong doing what’s right, regardless of how other people choose to behave. It’s right.

  3. I love this!! This is something that I needed to read. With what happened last week with my friend and her decision making I felt I had to come forward and let her know my concerns. It was hard, because I certainly didn’t want to tell her that, but it wouldn’t be fair or right to her if I stayed quiet about it either.

    1. Thanks Bonnie. When we care and want the best for someone we will always want to say what we feel we need to say and as long as it comes from a place of care, it’s absolutely fine. Hopefully, your friend will realise and will continue to realise you only have her back.

      Such a beautiful gesture in difficult circumstances Bonnie. Love this.

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