Is doing things right important or doing the right things that matter?

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  1. learner365 profile image75
    learner365posted 6 years ago

    Is doing things right important or doing the right things that matter?

  2. Doc Snow profile image95
    Doc Snowposted 6 years ago

    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.

  3. samanthamayer profile image73
    samanthamayerposted 6 years ago

    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.

  4. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 6 years ago

    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.

  5. Attikos profile image78
    Attikosposted 6 years ago

    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.

  6. zzron profile image55
    zzronposted 6 years ago

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    They are both equally important.........................

  7. Prokid profile image60
    Prokidposted 6 years ago

    I think both matters because if you aint doing things right then you aint doing the right thing so both work together

  8. Faceless39 profile image93
    Faceless39posted 6 years ago

    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.

  9. edhan profile image60
    edhanposted 6 years ago

    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.

 
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