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Exercises

Doing Right for Others? - Part 1

This exercise is based on the assumption that all of us, at one point or another, have felt that something was right for us to do for someone and have either acted or not acted upon that feeling.

  1. Think of and briefly describe a time in the past where you felt like something was right to do for someone else and you did it.
  2. Think of and briefly describe a time in the past where you felt like something was right to do for someone else and you did not do it.

After describing these two scenarios, write down, or discuss with a friend your answers to the following questions regarding the two scenarios.

  1. What thoughts, feelings, and emotions did you experience personally or about the other person in the first scenario?
  2. What thoughts, feelings, and emotions did you experience personally or about the other person in the second scenario?

Doing Right for Others? - Part 2

Recall the incident you wrote about or discussed in the first exercise where you felt like something was right to do for someone else but you did not do it and then answer the following questions:

  1. How would you have felt and acted if you did do what you felt you should have done for the other person? How would your world have changed?
  2. If applicable, how would the other people in the scenario have felt and acted had they been true to their moral sense of how to treat you?
  3. If applicable, how would the other people in the scenario have responded to your living true if they had continued to live false?

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