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How do you feel when you do the right thing?

Asked by Hibernate (9091points) August 24th, 2011

Doesn’t matter what type of situation it is.
How do you feel when you do it? Ashamed? Confused? Happy?

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CWOTUS's avatar


Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Depends on the situation. Sometimes the right thing to do hurts others. That sucks. Or it can feel good. Not always a blanket answer.

mazingerz88's avatar

Relieved. I don’t always do the right things.

Supacase's avatar

Usually the right thing is the natural thing so I don’t think a whole lot about it. When there is a conflict about doing the right thing or a question about what the right thing is, I over think it to the point of worry. Why worry over doing the right thing? Ridiculous!

I do feel a little embarrassed when it comes to things like getting a stranger’s attention to return something she dropped – money, jewelry, whatever. That is due to a general unease in unfamiliar social situations, though.

Londongirl's avatar

what is the right thing? sometimes you do what you think is right but might not be. people often use head to deal with heart issues. I don’t think it is right.

flutherother's avatar

In the groove.

ucme's avatar


wundayatta's avatar

Talk the talk, walk the walk. You’re a fraud if you don’t. Every day I’m not a fraud is a good day. I’m satisfied when I’ve done the right thing. Well, a little. I’m never very satisfied. That wouldn’t be right.

smilingheart1's avatar

It depends if I do the wrong thing knowingly or not. If I do it knowingly, I have to face the fact that I wanted what I wanted more than I wanted to be live truthfully. If I do the wrong thing (say make a poor decision unknowingly) then I forgive myself more readily and realize that I have now a broader knowledge and wisdom base than I had before the mess up.

Coloma's avatar

Yep, what @Adirondackwannabe said.

I let go of a manipulative ‘friend’ a few months ago.
Was it the right thing to do?
For me yes, for her, probably not. lol

MilkyWay's avatar

I feel satisfied and quietly proud of myself.

Londongirl's avatar

@Coloma what you mean manipulative? Did you tell her how you feel or talk before let her go?I hate people just ignore other people not to understand their feelings. Just pain rude.

KatawaGrey's avatar

I feel a little confused sometimes, but I usually feel pretty elated as well. You might even say that when something goes right, it’s like you lose me. It’s apt to confuse me. It’s such an unusual sight.

I can’t get used to something so right.

ddude1116's avatar


Coloma's avatar


Yes, I was very diplomatic in my approach, but, she just attempted to manipulate even more. The usual bag of tricks, pretended to not know what I was talking about, tried to guilt trip me, gave me the silent treatment for a month.
Goodbye false friend. Don’t miss her one little bit. haha

Londongirl's avatar

@Coloma Oh I see, I hate the silent treatment the most. I didn’t know it is part of manipulation too for silent… but yeah if she’s using tricks and not being geniune, then not worth it.

Sunny2's avatar

Happy and a little self-congratulatory. . . kind of a ‘that was good’ satisfaction.

linguaphile's avatar

I feel centered when I do the right thing, even when it’s not recognized by others or goes overlooked. I saw a quote once: “Just because you’re right doesn’t mean you win.” That got me through some situations where I chose to do the right thing (report child abuse) but did not win (at that time, but later) and struggled with the fact I wasn’t able to win right away.

I like Sarah MacLachlan’s way of putting it:
I’ve got to live my life the way I feel is right for me
might not be right for you but it’s right for me…

And Sammy Davis Jr’s version:
Whether I’m right, or whether I’m wrong
Whether I find a place in this world or never belong
I gotta be me—

megzybrahh123's avatar

If it is the right thing then I usually feel like a million dollars. :)

Hibernate's avatar

Thanks for replies ^^

Mr_Paradox's avatar

Depends, if I just killed 300 hundred people to save a 1000 then I would feel conflicted.

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