What Does The Right Thing? Essay

1400 Words Dec 2nd, 2015 6 Pages
When we help others, follow rules, or just behave properly, we should do so because it is the right thing to do. Not merely because we are afraid of the ramifications that come with disobeying the rules, or hoping for a reward when helping someone in need. We need to keep humanity 's faith in place. If we only did the right thing because of those two reasons then we would be “a sorry lot indeed” as Einstein says.
Psychology teaches us that behaviors change on different circumstances. Announcing that breaking a rule, will cause a ramification to be applied will then make ramifications caused by bad behavior to decrease the likelihood of a particular behavior occurring again. Or announcing that a reward will be issued to whoever does the best will motivate a person to be the best they can. But we should all be doing these thing because it is our responsibility as human beings. Teachers in my school will often offer extra credit points to kids who attend school activities, or donate to children in need. The whole purpose of doing something right is gone though, when those extra credit points are offered. Kids who had no intention of donating or attending school activities will almost immediately raise their hands for their own selfish reasons. I would have gladly still donated to the children in need even if the extra credit points weren’t offered. It is unfortunate to see that people will only help others now a days if there is something in it for them. Another personal…

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