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Is it just me, or does life seem to be mostly filled with decisions that do not

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    HonestAbe95posted 7 years ago

    Is it just me, or does life seem to be mostly filled with decisions that do not have right or...

    wrong answers? I feel like even some "obvious" decisions we make everyday can be turned the other way and somehow justified to make sense. Any view?

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    reeltaulkposted 7 years ago

    how can a decision not have a right or wrong answer.  What matters is, if the decision you made works for you or in "your favor".  Whether you want to admit it is right or wrong lies with you and your conscience.  Decisions have consequences, whether it affects you immediately or in the long run.

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    Tusitala Tomposted 7 years ago

    It has been said that even deciding not to decide is a decision.  Life is a series of decisions, many of which are made automatically by habits we have long forgotten we formed.  I guess the answer is to endeavour to remain aware of what we are doing, what we are thinking and how we are acting, and then make decisions as Life presents its endless round of decision making at us.

  4. Jaymeyaroch profile image61
    Jaymeyarochposted 7 years ago

    It's all about perspective and perception.

    What is right to you may go against the moral, or even legal, grain of someone else.  And what you perceive as wrong may in fact be the only way for someone else.

    Assigning 'right' and 'wrong' designations to ordinary circumstances skews their effectiveness when it is important.  There are essential 'good' and 'not good' options, such as kill or don't kill.  While taking a life can entirely be in a person's hands, it isn't a decision that is theirs to make.  Life should always be chosen, because they are precious.

    And yet, even in some cases the definition of life is questionable.  So by the assignation of 'good' in the above I have removed even the possibility that it could be right to end a life.

    An example would be a fetus that is killing its mother, and would not survive birth regardless of medicine, excluding a provision that God exists and would perform a miracle.  Would you chose to save the life you know will survive, or would you allow both to die?  What if that person were you, or your wife, or your child?  How would that affect how right it would be?

    Because, you see, we have to make decisions that should merely be referred to as what they are: decisions.  Extreme situations call for extreme decisions, and at that point right and wrong should be striven for.  In commonplace it is assumed that your parents did their job and raised you correctly, and you know the difference between accidents and hurting others.  You should count your options as 'good', 'better', or 'best' and strive for the best possible outcome for everyone.

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    mcrawford76posted 7 years ago

    Almost every decision you ever make could be wrong in someone's eyes.

  6. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years ago

    I agree with your assessment of the situation, Captain.