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  • Depends. If it's gonna come back to bite me in the ass then no. What goes around comes around. If your actions cause an innocent person to get hurt, then don't be selfish and do the right thing.
  • There is a fine line between them that I try to walk.
  • Doing the right thing because that is what maximises happiness in the long run. Not doing the right thing can never give you a true feeling of happiness. Only maybe some short term gratification
  • Doing the right thing.
  • Doing the right thing is more important to me. I don't see happiness as a goal, but a by-product. It's nice, but it isn't necessary. Doing the right thing is necessary not only for me, but because it is right.
  • While I do try to always do the right thing, sometimes that distinction gets blurry. After years of doing the "right thing" has brought nothing but misery, I know enough about myself to know that I would choose to be happy over continuing to struggle to do "right." I think that's probably true of most people. It takes some extraordinary self-discipline to "always" do the right thing. I do not have that kind of discipline in my life, yet. For me, I think I have to choose doing the right thing while still trying to squeeze whatever happiness I can out of life.
  • As long as no one will get hurt, then maximize happiness. But if there's a chance whatever it is that I wold be doing would negitively impact someone else, then I'd do what's right.
  • I think what defines right and wrong is what maximizes happiness overall, for all parties affected; but I'm a utilitarian, so what do I know? ;) If you mean do I choose doing the right thing over maximizing my own happiness, I say no. My brother's life and happiness, my life and happiness, and my other loved ones' lives and happiness, in THAT order, are my top priorities, and I would without even having to think about it do the wrong thing, even horribly wrong things in some circumstances (specifically involving the life and death of the above), to ensure those things. Only after those considerations are out of the way do I consider right and wrong. I'm a very loyal, and I'll say, "honourable" person, and being those things will always be more important to me than being a "good" or "right" person.
  • If you are the sacrificial lamb - would you agree to it?
  • Doing the right thing for the right reason. Not to show "I'm a perfect person" But to do the right thing even when no one is watching is truly the right thing.
  • Doing the right thing, as I see the right thing to be
  • For me, doing the right thing 'is' maximising happiness. That is to say, I enjoy doing the right thing... Not I consider making myself happy 'the right thing' to be doing : D
  • i would go for happiness

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