RIGHT v/s WRONG


Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it." - William Penn.

We are always  taught that to do certain things is right and to do otherwise is wrong. I was blessed with an aunt, who always first told me 'What was the right thing to do' and also she instilled in me an independent thought process so that I could differentiate between Right and Wrong on my own.

She always said you could advise a child only till they attain a certain age(may be 12 or 14 years) and after that He/she, will most of time stop taking advice. 

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime", just like this its more important to be taught to decide what is Right, on your own rather than always being told 'This is the right thing and you should do it.'

I have noticed Right is subjected to many factors like our own experience, our surroundings, our age, our education and so on. 

Something I considered Wrong many years back, seems Right today !

Right and Wrong can also change with point of reference.

My right,  is totally wrong for you.

What you consider right, is wrong in my opinion.

What seems right for both of us, is absolutely wrong to a third person. 

For me there was a phase where the thin line between right and wrong ceased to exist.  

These days the above quote has been changed, "Right is WRONG, when  everyone is against it, and even wrong becomes RIGHT,  if everyone is for it."


Majority party Wins !

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36 comments:

  1. the last paragraph rings with truth! happens most of the time dat right is buried and forgotten as majority is with the wrong!

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  2. Shakespeare put good / bad into perspective when he said "There is nothing either good or bad, only thinking makes it so". Could well apply to right and wrong as well.

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  3. I am always in dilemma when I have to decide what is right and what is wrong.

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  4. At least two sides to a story always. But then, certain wrongs can never be right and vice versa.

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  5. Beautifully written.Right or wrong is never absolute and relative to time,circumstances,country,culture and even one's status.Truth is always right but in certain situations can harm innocent.Your article set me thinking.

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  6. True for today no doubt. The demarcation between right and wrong had become so muddy now.

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  7. But majority can be wrong sometimes, Ananya! One look at the politics will tell you that ;) Seriously though, it is indeed a very murky line between right and wrong. And yet at times there isn't that line, things can be crystal clear. If only we know how to listen to that inmost voice from within. Good post!

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  8. Right or wrong are relative things and both are dependent variables related to several independent variables and parameters. To optimize the constraints requires a trick and a presence of mind and King Solomon type judgement.

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  9. Right and wrong are both very relative terms, and I also believe that what's right today may be wrong tomorrow and vice versa, it's really hard to categorize..

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  10. The problem comes with Mr./Ms. I-am-always-right who would not want to see others point of view. I totally can't stand such people.

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  11. I agree, in most cases majority wins, even if they are wrong but I also believe that everything is not right and wrong. And that rights can be different for different people. Especially as a parent I have noticed this, not everyone may think or act like me but that doesn't make them wrong. Everything has a reason which can make it right or wrong. It is all relative!

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  12. Agree ,what is right today may become wrong at a different time,place,context,etal.Superb post !

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  13. Thought-provoking post!
    Correct or wrong, good or bad, etc. depends on the situation.

    Of course, there are situations in which there cannot be two opinions. In such situations, we must remember Gandhi's words: "Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth."

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  14. The reason we keep changing our perception about right and wrong is due to our experiences. Most often, when we take a strong stand, it is because we believe that, in our hearts, it is right for us to do so. As long as you are not affected by the guilt, then you can stand tall and firm.

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  15. right is nothing what you believe is the only right thing !

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  16. The last change in the quote is true some times when wrong is right if many are in for it. apt post but ya right and wrong differ depending on perspectives

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  17. I think right or wrong is related to one;s perspective and that depends on how one is brought up. This reminds me of the argument that was going on a forum where everyone was discussing about gays and bisexuals. Some thought it was ok and gays needs to be accepted into the society where as some thought it was absolutely abnormal and wrong.

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  18. Sometimes the Right is just a fad
    in other times it is considered bad

    PhenoMenon
    http://throodalookingglass.com/2014/04/risotto/

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  19. Yes Ananya these days the right is easily converted into wrong and also the the other way round.

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  20. "Right is WRONG, when everyone is against it, and even wrong becomes RIGHT, if everyone is for it." so true these days :/

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  21. Hahaha indeed. It is all about the majority these days. More so because, honesty is no longer the best policy!

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  22. What is morally right will always be right. True that experiences and circumstances change quite a lot, but ones value system and conscience is the best judge for right or wrong!

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  23. So true ...Like everything is not always 0 or 1 or black or white ..there are grey shades too

    R for Ready-Random Thoughts Naba

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  24. Interesting thought! I believe, there is no right or wrong. Just perspective and opinion :)

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  25. we are mostly all grey, not black or white. True.

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  26. Agree Ananya, Right is Right and Wrong is Wrong, no matter who are doing it. I agree it's a tough call to adhere by ethics but at least, we will sleep with a good conscience and be true to the self.

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  27. Well written post and very much agreeable!!

    ~S(t)ri
    Participant|AtoZ Challenge 2014
    Smile, it makes (y)our day!

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  28. Sigh. With mob mentality. Wrong becomes a right.

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  29. everything is relative, as Einstein, the genius told us. Likewise, nothing is right or wrong, rather, everything is relative, subjected to context, culture, situation, consequence, etc. A morally correct thing may not lead to the most correct consequence. In the end, its tricky, subjective, and as our great friend told us, relative. lovely post ananya. simply loved it :)

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  30. Very thought-provoking, particularly the way you rephrased the original quote!

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  31. I believe right and wrong are just perception. What is wrong to us maybe right to others. It's the fine balance of ideals that one must seek to actually judge something as right or wrong.

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  32. So true!!!!!!
    One must not fail at the judgement and consider all facts info and angles to make an informed decision...
    Right and wrong are subjective as it depends on one's personal values and beliefs they hold...

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  33. Hey ananya,Happy A to Z ing this month...
    well the name i give to your right and wrong is perception,the way one looks at it

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  34. Very true, rightly said :) My right needn't be the world's right ; but these I'm supposed to accept the world's right as mine, even though it is my wrong :)

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  35. It is a moral question at the end of the day and I guess philosophically, it would depend on which stance you take for rights and wrongs. Is it about majority? Or is it for the greater good regardless of majority? Is it just a cost-benefit analysis to figure out the right versus the wrong? There's so many ways you can look at it...there is no right way! :D

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  36. Right and wrong have to co-exist in this society. Just like Heads and tails of the coin. Without Bad, there cannot be any Good just like without villain there cannot be a Hero. The balance needs to be maintained though. Cos we know the value of Passing an exam when we see someone Failing it. Right Ya Wrong is all based on perspectives!

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