doing the Right thing


Some people are just incapable of doing the right thing. It doesn’t matter what kind of chaos they leave in their wake or how many people they hurt, or friends they lose. It just seems better to do what is easier for them, instead of the right thing.

This kind of behavior can cause all kinds of strife as life moves forward. Once you start on that path people start to notice and then they start to share their experiences. Soon you realize that no one wants anything to do with you, especially when it’s of substance and has worth.

Soon you start to look around and wonder why you have no friends.  

I knew a woman once that claimed I was her only friend. I knew her history of using people for money and discarding them, but I was naive enough to think it would never happen to me. I got a loud wake up call! It took her a few years, but the desperation of not having a job that paid her bills and living hand to mouth, just barely, eventually pushed her close enough to the edge that she decided to play the only friend she had left.

When you already know someone that has refused to do the right thing in the past, make sure you keep your distance. If they have that kind of reputation it’s just a matter of time before you fall victim too.

I read an article in Psychology Today that stated that doing the right thing is not as easy as you think it is. It really isn’t. I claim to be a good person, but there are times when I am not good. Those times are lessons for me and I am first in line to apologize or try to make it right, if I can. Even then, it can all blow up in your face and it has blown up in my face before.

I told one of my friends that sometimes it’s just not worth it. It’s not worth the aggravation and the time. When someone is out there throwing toxic waste in your direction, just duck and let it fly right over your head. You’ve got so many other things in life to do with your time and almost all of them can be good, if you let them.

You can console yourself by saying “Karma will get them!” and Karma might get them, but do yourself a huge favor and don’t wait around so you can see it when it happens. You might not realize it yet, but Karma has already gotten them or they wouldn’t act the way they do. Trust me, when someone can do heinous and egregious acts it comes from a place of dark destitution. They have no honor left to guide them.

Can you imagine how that feels?

Here’s the best part though. Do the right thing and you will always be able to hold your head up high. Your integrity will remain intact because in the end, you tried to help a friend. It’s their problem if they missed that part of it.

Never let doing the right thing stop you just because it might seem difficult. In the end, doing the right thing is the best choice and your life will be happier and full of all of the joys there are for people like you.

About Madeline Scribes

A writer with a sense of humor. If anyone can laugh at life, it's me.
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6 Responses to doing the Right thing

  1. Thanks for the pingback, Madeline! tomas ☼


  2. tobaccoroadnycofficial says:

    Thanks for this post. It is about honesty and integrity. And it was heart-warming to see that you enjoyed reading my post about the disadvantages of self-cherishing. My teachers are highly inspirational 🙂


  3. I’m thinking that the money was the price I had to pay the Universe so I would finally realize she wasn’t as good as I thought she was. She still has time to prove to me that she will do the right thing. We will see if she does that.

    I was frightened too, but I knew I had a lifeline out there. That lifeline was you and I knew if I could make it to you, I’d be okay and I was ❤


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