Why do people avoid doing the wrong thing? That answer is simple. Because it’s best to do what’s right. But here’s where it gets more complicated, when you ask why should we do the right thing? I think there’s a lot more to it than just anticipating the consequences. Something deep with in us urges us to do the right thing, and if you don’t have that thing inside that tells you to do good then you might be labeled by a psychiatrist as a psychopath. But why is that? Let’s break it down. Before we start though let me say I’m bringing this topic into discussion today because I think it’s important to have a motivation telling us to do the right thing in order to have a long and healthy career.
In Canada, it won’t be easy to have a long and healthy career if we are determined to do the wrong thing. Doing what’s right means being honest with customers and providing the best service we can. We do the right thing because, yes, the consequences will be bad if we don’t, but, indeed, doing the right thing makes us feel good inside. That’s how the universe wired us to behave. The truth is it actually takes more courage and strength to do the right thing than it does to do the wrong thing, and that might be why it feels so good after. After all, we feel good after hard work and doing the right thing is often hard.
Doing the right thing might look like staying sober for court or it might like look marching at the head of an army for the freedom of a suppressed people. However it manifests, it’s always obvious and renders itself as the right choice to the bottom of our hearts. We know when we’re doing the wrong thing even if we’re not conscious of it. It might be just to get a good sleep or to avoid future catastrophe, but these are the reasons why we do the right thing.
We’ll be continuing this discussion at a later date. For now, we want to remind you that if you’re doing the right thing and making sacrifices to do so that you should be aware of that and feel proud of yourself. It’s very hard to do, and it takes a strong person to do it consistently.
Thanks for doing what’s right. Bye for now.