How do we make decisions? Do we always do the right thing, on matters big and small?
For example, did you find a dollar on the floor at the gym? What did you do?
How about $5? Did you do anything different?
How about a nice watch or ring on the street?
Is it ok to laugh at a sexist joke? What about telling a friend that their partner is cheating? Yes, some of these aren’t as easy as they might seem.
We make small moral decisions every day. But is there any distinction between large and small moral decisions? I’m not sure there is. Doing the right thing on small issues is good practice for the bigger ones. When more is at stake. In a way it programs you so that when a bigger moral dilemma comes up, it isn’t a dilemma at all. You just do the right thing automatically.
If you do the right thing on small things it’s second nature to do the right thing on bigger ones. It becomes a part of your DNA. It becomes who you are.
Have you faced a large or small moral dilemma that you’d like to share? What did you do?