Doing The Right Thing
When you’re a child (or even an adult), doing the right thing is not always simple. Most people would rather do what is easy than do what is “right.” In general, “easy” is not usually the best way to handle something properly.
Integrity basically means doing the right thing even when nobody’s looking. A great way to learn about integrity and doing the right thing is by listening to your parents and teachers and elders. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the REAL world. They would never ask you or teach you to do something that would harm you. They love you and will try to assist you in making good decisions for your future. I have a saying: The older I got, the smarter my parents got.” It became obvious as I got older that even though I disagreed with my parents and thought they were not “cool”, they really did know best.
Whenever you are in a situation and don’t know how to handle it, ask yourself 3 questions:
• Will my parents and Tae Kwon-Do be happy with my decision?
• Will I be proud enough to brag about my decision?
If you cannot answer yes to both of those questions, you are certainly not making the proper choice.
Lastly, always talk to your parents, teachers and elders about decision making and tough choices. Nobody will ever fault you for looking for help and mentoring. It is always better to try and choose the right path than to find that path once you’re lost.
Following the tenets of Tae Kwon-Do, training regularly and training hard will always keep you safe and give you a leg up on making good decisions in life. I am always there for you and will help you BECOME the best person you can be!