Thursday, October 23, 2008

just a midday sluggish rambling...

Being alive, especially for humans, require many things aside from the basic necessities such as food, clothes and shelter to survive. the intrinsic and extrinsic aspects which drives every humans in their way of thinking, behaviours and actions has to be in line with their surroundings or current situations in order for things to flow smoothly and efficiently.

after years of evolution, we humans are blessed with the cognitive ability to resolve anything presented to us and act on it on our own volition. but for us to take action on what has been decided, there's that process of 'decision making' to decide the best solution to every problem, and the most common approach everyone might opt for is the 'right thing to do' perspective.

Sometimes i wonder, well, mostly confused between the notions of 'doing the right thing' and 'the right thing to do'. for most, it may sound similar..in a way it is, but if we are to observe closely, we may be able to tell both of it connote different meanings.

The right thing to do:-
a simple approach based on the basic obvious solution, i.e societal norms, the written law or the understanding of what is right and what is wrong without taking into account the 'what if' or 'maybe' circumstances.

Doing the right thing:-
involves the intrinsic aspect of how we perceive the other possibilities or the what would and could have been...in other words, the gut feeling which dictates what should be done.

let me give you a scenario here, what would you do if one day you found out that a big and kind hearted person who has been involved with so many good works throughout the years was actually an escaped convict wanted for murder? would you turn them in to the authorities or just leave it as it is since the person is more useful to the outside world than locked up in a cell?Obviously, the right thing to do here is to surrender him to the authorities. but if we were to do that, we would lose a person who has made a difference to the lives of many people.

okay, the above scenario has nothing to do with me hahaha. it's just that, i've been contemplating on the decision i made a couple of months ago and wondering if what i decided was right or the other way around because, the decision 'seemed' like the right solution but deep down..it still feels like a big mistake and the weird thing is, i don't want it to be right haha. but how can it not be right when the decision was made during those rare moments of clarity :). anyhow, seems like things are working out like the way it should be..so i guess my decision was right after all :).

Ciao peeps...

ps: okie, gonna stop the nonsensical rambling now. just darn sleepy.....and in need of a holiday, away from here...sheeeshhhh....

2 comments:

cLaiRe said...

ya la..hehe...u were always saying things without actually saying it and by making some sort of jokes, analogy or different situation, you were able to say what you really want to say without actually really saying it...

hahaha tia tau make sense ka nda ni..tp mcm tu la sy rasa bila sy baca post2 kau yg sewaktu dengan nya..hehe

neway..good la if everything working out just well for u... ;)

JerryInc said...

hehehe, itu lah bah tujuan sa tu claire hehehe..

anyway, yeah..everything's good lah :).