I have tried to understand. I admit the average human being is full of contradictions. They commit to life choices, that often seem to be contrary to their best interest. I define “Best Interest” as that path which would lead to “Happiness”, both emotionally and physically. However, you may ask, what does it mean to be “Happy.” Most would consider this definition to be purely subjective. I disagree.
To be “Happy”, one achieves a mental state of “Harmony”, in that
there is no contradiction between moral conclusions, and actions.
This leads me into the title of this article; Sometimes doing the right thing, is not rewarded with physical or mental positive reinforcement., by those who you are in immediate contact with.
To put it plainly, nobody but you, believes that your action was morally correct. Perhaps they:
-Do not understand your reasoning. This is usually the case when they do not follow
the rules of logic.(Deductive and Inductive reasoning.)
– Cannot get around the fact that physical pleasure, was not your ultimate goal.
– That you have (Intellectually), made their positions untenable.
There are other examples, but the point is clear; Doing the “Right” thing is not a matter
of how it will accepted by others, BUT MUST STAND ON ITS’ OWN MERITS.
To act ethically, or morally correct is not the product of majority rule. If it were, the result
would be chaos.
Yes, you maybe told you are in the wrong. However, is your accuser holding the moral
highground, or just defending a position that is baseless?
Do not backdown. Doing what is right is not always easy, but it has a great personal