The Ghost of Right or Wrong

Steve Maraboli said “Do what you think is right. Don’t let people make the decision of right or wrong for you.”

When we are put under pressure it is sometimes hard to decide between the decision that is right and then one that will please. Every one of us is brought up with an understanding of what is right and wrong.

In my book, ‘The Ethical Coach Leader’, the coach of a boys volleyball team is faced with a hard decision. His star player tested positive for steroids, but an important game is on the horizon. He must decide whether or not to say something and have him suspended from the team or keep quiet until after the big game.

The right decision is to report the student. This is the ethical decision because it sets the example that improving your performance using steroids is unacceptable. Although the right decision, it is a hard one because of the pressures from the school community to win. These are the types of decisions that many of face in all aspects of life. We must learn to rely on our Experience, our Education, our Examples, and our Environment when deciding what is the right and what is the wrong side of a decision.

“Right is right, and wrong is wrong, and when people start getting it confused, that means they need to sit down with some real people.” -Chuck D

 

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