Our Intentions Vs Our Actions


I am currently in India and have been for the past 2 months, volunteering and doing some travelling.

I can not wait to tell you all about my adventures! 

For now I wish to share with you some thoughts I have been having lately...

Whether or not the reasons for doing something are right reasons or wrong reasons, are subjective. Some may say that if you do the wrong thing for the right reasons, the right can not possible cancel out that wrong. And some will say that doing the right thing for the wrong reasons is still ultimately about the right thing.

Such as if you were to give money or your time to charity or to volunteer at an event. You may be doing charity work to just make yourself look good and your helping at an event may just be to further your career aspects. Thus its not the right reasons to be doing such things, yet the charity still gets the money or your time and the event gets the assistance the need. Some, myself included, would always prefer if the reasons matched the actions in such situations, as your reasons for your actions may outline your intentions and your willingness and act as an accomplice to the task, rather than the main focus.

But what if you were to be doing the wrong thing, for the right reasons? Would those seemingly good intentions purify your actions?

Say if you were to rob a convenient store, yet you were to give that money to give that money to a puppy charity, (because who doesn't like puppies!?), does that make robbing the store and scaring the clerk and anybody else in there right? Does it attenuate the action and the ripple effect that it will have on the store, it's owners, the workers and the people who regularly shop there?

Reasons are subjective. Yet the outcome of whether something is right or wring, is very seldom just as debatable.

Thus we can to the right thing, for the wrong reasons, and that right thing will still always ultimately remain, as the right thing. But if we do the wrong thing, for the seemingly right reasons - due to the fact that reasons and their significance are so subjective - it outcome will still always remain, the wrong thing.

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