Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. – Mark Twain
There are a certain set of principles that we all should live by. It makes us the person we are and helps us determine what is right and what is wrong in life. It helps us take decisions and rationalize when in dilemma.
Even though things are relative to us because of our own believes, there are certain things that are morally correct and incorrect and is clear to all of mankind. Therefore, it is important to understand that we need to keep ourselves in the right path. We need to keep our conscience clean and do our best in every situation.
Many people go astray from the right path and give excuses later on for their deed. But if you are a staunch believer of doing the right thing always then you will always have a clear conscience.
What might surprise you is the reaction of those around you. Your right deed will always do good to someone in the short term or in the long term and they will be always grateful to you. They will also stand by you when in need.
Thus, you establish bonds that last a long time. But since, doing the right thing is always not easy and there will be many that might influence you to take a shortcut instead, keeping up to the virtue of doing right might bother you.
It will astonish others because they might wonder how you are being able to actually do the right thing always. It takes courage and resolve to do the right thing always but all of us know that is the correct way of leading a meaningful life.