What Does It takes....

Philippines
December 29, 2010 10:49pm CST
... for you to do the right thing? it is so easy to commit mistakes, to hurt someone because of selfishness, to ruin a family because of lust and weaknesses, to lie because of the fear of being judged and rejected...and the list goes on... But, have we ever thought of doing the right thing even for once for the benefit of the common good? What does it takes, then, for you to do it? Bad Karma? Losing a wife, a kid,a family, a good friend, a reputation or everything you possess?
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@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
30 Dec 10
Hi sweetie. It doesn't take much, but people tend to forget themselves. Their morals and integrity go missing for some reason. Why do things you know is wrong and hurtful to others? I cannot get it. Be honest and forward, that i can handle. TATA.
• Philippines
30 Dec 10
Hi, Saphy. I also ask that same question over and over but until now I couldn't seem to get a better explanation. . Oh, we are so selfish that we do not care if we have hurt someone due to our actions or words. That saddest part is that , like honesty, morals and integrity are often forgotten when we are too busy thinking of our own happiness. We are willing to risk everything.
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
30 Dec 10
I won't risk that sweetie. I won't be able to forgive myself.
• Philippines
6 Jan 11
I believe you ,dear, you are one of those people who live by their conscience.
@dpk262006 (56115)
• Delhi, India
30 Dec 10
Hi eureka! You see 'right' and 'wrong' are in our perception. For a person any deed could be right and for another person it would be wrong. However, we go by general convention and customs followed in the society and we know that certain things are termed as right and certain things are wrong. I think, it is an internal thing to motivate oneself to do good to others. It is inherent that some people will do good to others. They will treat everybody nicely, irrespective of the circumstances and person, while some are not so good, they behave diplomatically. I try to do things in the right, as my conscience tells me. I try my best not to offend or hurt anyone. I know am not perfect and make mistakes unintentionally, yet I do my best efforts. I understand my responsibility as a husband, a worker and as a friend. What about you?? Have a great day! Deepak
• Philippines
30 Dec 10
And now you are throwing the question back at me, dear. Well, you have the right to know.I can not live a life without my conscience constantly bugging me. I am weak, too,dear but as far as doing the 'right ' thing is concerned I always follow my heart. I do believe that my heart will never intend to hurt anyone except itself. Because like you I do honor my responsibility as a wife , a mother, a daughter, a friend and a sister and as a human being. All I need to do is to take a look inside my heart and I'll never go wrong. Sigh... I am praying that I am not wrong about this belief.. As for your response, you have clearly stated everything here. Simple yet very logical and true. You see 'right' and 'wrong' are in our perception. For a person any deed could be right and for another person it would be wrong. I am almost seeing/hearing myself always telling this thing to my husband.
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@dpk262006 (56115)
• Delhi, India
31 Dec 10
Some questions are needed to be thrown back to the 'originator'! You see following your 'heart' is wrong per se, after all we are emotional human beings and many of us are governed by our heart (what our heart says). Remember the conflict between our heart and mind always keep on going and there should not be any surprise if our heart wins. So you saying almost the same words - "[b]You see 'right' and 'wrong' are in our perception. For a person any deed could be right and for another person it would be wrong"[/b] to your hubby means that we both think on the same lines..........lol!
• Philippines
6 Jan 11
. Almost, dear. Well, we aren't called human beings for nothing, I guess.God made us to be of complex designs. But, as always, we have a choice, don't we, dear?
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@freymind (1352)
• Philippines
6 Jan 11
i believe in karma and i believe that whatever you do here on earth will reflect on what will happen to you after life. having been to a lot of pain because of the people around, though i'm hurt and my trust dwindled from time to time, still i do want to be with the people i love even if they will hurt me again and again. i will still forgive even if its hard for me to forget. for me though they have done bad things to me, they will always be a part of me.
• Philippines
6 Jan 11
Hello, Freymind. I couldn't help smilin h while reading your comment. I said to myself 'this is one humble person'. . And I admire your humility as well as your honesty, not to me but to yourself. At least you are honest to tell that you might not forget the things they did that hurt you. Dear, I'm telling you, later on, you will because there is such a love in you that do not cease to exist despite of everything. God bless you, dear.:)
@jonnie7 (51)
• United States
31 Dec 10
I say what it taking to do the right thing is, what you got. You can not do the right thing if you are doing a bad thing at the same time. If you were to do a right thing then the result and cause should be right as well.
• Philippines
6 Jan 11
Hi Jonnie. You must be talking about integrity here. Well, I do agree with you that having integrity is very important. I think it is the foundation of all good things, good thoughts and good deeds. Having to do something on your own without being compelled to do so is a great test of character. Wouldn't it be nice if all the people in this world has integrity instead of greed?
@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
30 Dec 10
Hi eurecka, Well, I can guess what you are hitting at. This is the result of too much materialism and so called dynamic life. The attitude is who cares who? People do not bother much about humanity and brotherhood. They even refuse to recognize you. They hardly think of Karma and other human virtue. If you are a little polite to your colleagues and other people what on earth do you lose? But none is there to reflect upon such important things. Its really sad.
• Philippines
30 Dec 10
I think too much advancement in technologies and life made us forget how important the basic things in life are. Like saying thank you and I'm sorry. Like a smile from a child's lips or the warmth feel of a hand holding yours when you are scared and alone. Yes, people become mor focus on the material things that they forgot what a good human nature should be. We have successfully diverted our desires to earthly things than saving our treasures in heaven.So sad, indeed, Krajibg.
@sanjay91422 (2728)
• India
30 Dec 10
I think one should decide the limits in every relation, if you respect yourself for what you are then you should learn to respect the others also for what they are. You have to include everyone in this because it creates a balance in every relation ship. Crossing some limits can be harmful and can ruin the relation ships. These limits are decided by the both the persons jointly in relation. Now one can be free to speak the truth and by creating limits you will never be in a situation where you have to hurt someone or where you have lie about anything.
• Philippines
6 Jan 11
Hi, Sanjay. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. :) Respect indeed is important in order to make thing all work out. And I do agree that if we both compromise to set a certain limits, we know where to draw boundaries, thus elimination further pain. Good point you got there. Have a great day.
@megamatt (14331)
• United States
7 Jan 11
I think that doing the right thing now is for the best. In the back of my mind, doing the right thing now, and I would not have to do a more right thing later, to correct the wrong thing that I did. If that does in fact make any sense. Still for more people, it takes a shock. A traumatic event that will give them reason to reevaluate their life.