Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Why do the RIGHT thing?

WIFM (What's in it for me?)

When you choose to do the right thing;you're not scoring god points. I have no evidence, reason or hope that you're cultivating Karma. And as much as I love the Golden Rule; I can't say the good that you do will come back to you. For every saying that supports "Doing the right thing", there's a counter-saying that suggests that "no good deed goes unpunished". So WHY do the right thing in the first place? The answer is simple.


Gandhi once said:"No man can do good in one compartment of his life, while attempting to do bad in another. Life is one integrated unit. You can attempt to lead two lives, but eventually you will be exposed. More importantly, you will start to suffer the agony of duplicity. (trying to remember your lies and inconsistencies)

When you do the right thing for the sake of doing the right thing; duplicity will never be a concern in your life. That alone is worth any Karma points you could earn.

"The more you choose to do the right thing for the sake of doing what is right; the more natural the decision will come and the more "whole" your life will be. (getting back to Gandhi) This wholeness or oneness is what we all want to achieve.

It's the only way to create a life without guilt.


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