Easily I can go through my days without much worry. I know what to do. Even if I don’t, I manage to figure it out quickly. Most of the time. It is when I catch myself asking the question, what is the right thing to do, consternation sets in.
The first time when it happened is when I realized that I was THE adult in the room and the “lucky” one to answer the question. All of a sudden, the situation is no longer straight forward. Too many considerations to weigh through.
Over time I learn to trust my gut feel. There are situations where the right thing is against conventional wisdom, not popular, or not obvious. Never feel more alone. That is when I rely on faith and trust my gut.
I notice that children seems to be immune from this dilemma. They do things because they feel naturally right. They will eat or play until they drop. Not a worry in the sky. No too many choices or consequences.
Welcome to adulthood. At times, I wish there are no need to choose. Just do it. Like the child I once was.
What is the right thing to do for you? How do you know?