Is doing things right important or doing the right things that matter?
I don't think your distinction is very helpful--you aren't really "doing things right" if you neglect to pick "the right things" to do.
What's the difference? Both are based on what we consider to be "right". It's not a mutually exclusive comparison at all. Do the right thing, the right way - redundancies, but there's your answer.
In many ways everyone is entitled to have their own moral code as long as it's within the bounds of the law. At the end of the day each of us has to be able look in the mirror and sleep at night based upon our actions and decisions. Sometimes doing things right and doing the right thing are the same. Other times it comes down to your own moral code.
For example you witness a homeless child stealing a food item. Your options are to ignore it and let him walk out of the place, report him to a manager, or stop him and offer to buy it for him. Some people might feel all 3 options are viable right things. Others may feel the only "right thing" to do is report him. Sometimes only you can decide what the right thing to do is. A few people go with the old "What would Jesus do?" approach to make their decisions.
Another example is breaking up or ending a relationship. Is breaking up in person (always) the "right thing" to do? over the phone? via email, or simply disappear? (Woud it make a difference if it were an abusive relationship?) There is no "law" against doing either approach. The majority of people do what is "comfortable" to them. None the less we all have to live with ourselves.
I take the distinction to be that doing things right is competence where doing the right things is ethics. It seems to me that both matter. After all, doing something well is wrong if it isn't right, and trying to do the right thing is futile if you don't do it well.
I think both matters because if you aint doing things right then you aint doing the right thing so both work together
I say both. Everyone should do their very best in everything they do. What a world this would be if they did. Doing the right thing is totally subjective, but we should opt for our own subjective opinions of what's right over what's wrong, always.
Both are equally important for me. When I set out to do something, I make sure that it is done right. No point of doing something and yet not doing it right.
It is also a sense of pride and achievement when I get things done right. It is like setting a goal in life and achieving it will be like winning a lottery.
by Mayank Agrawal 4 years ago
Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?Now a days there is a very common thing which is called compromise but some peoples worried about the thing they do and some peoples do the right thing with lots of hard work.........
by alisha4u 6 years ago
Doing Things Right or Doing the Right Things ??What's your take on it? Would you find out the right path or would you make your path right?Confused, Right?? Me too..... Help !!
by Mike Elzner 6 years ago
Which is better, doing the right thing or doing things right?
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by qtkeeks 7 years ago
do u get tired of always doing the right thing and just want to be a "bad girl/guy", for a day?
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so my boyfriend and I decided to split up a while ago, three months ago after him realising that he still might have feelings for me and us both crying a lot about things, but him not being able to be certian if he could let everything go that happened in the past with us. We had a long...
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