Nothing is noble if it’s done unwillingly or under compulsion. Every noble deed is voluntary.”
Seneca, Moral Letters, 66.16b
Like the title of today’s post said, no one is compelling us under penalty of death to do the right thing. We always have the option to be selfish, shortsighted, ignorant, and divisive. Not only that, but sometimes we feel those options are the ones that are most warranted.
I have to ask, what’s it like living like that? What’s it like being filled with enough righteous indignation to justify wrongdoing? It must be exhausting.
No one said we have to do the right thing; however, I think we are blessed to have the chance to do the right thing. It’s a blessing to be at the nexus of decision-making where we get to choose. People who choose the right thing, well… that says something about those folx.
Be one of those folx.
(See y’all tomorrow)