Doing the right things in life is what is best for one to achieve their ultimate goals and happiness. It is not supposed to be optional. However, human nature always has a way of defying this. There is a tendency to cling to what is wrong and continually practice it.
Substance abuse and promiscuity are wrong but temptingly done. Often the craving for good is opposed by the act of bad, which, though undesirable, remains predominant. Yet we still believe that good triumphs over evil and we work hard toward challenging our own evil nature to meet the ideals we crave.
Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying, “Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” In this case there should be emphasis of putting our minds in the right place or positioning and then stand firm to the right choices.
The winds of temptation may never cease, and the waves of wrong taking hold of the human life continue to appear. But like a tree, we root ourselves to what is right, making the tough choices of truth and honor, rather than falling to the disguised pleasure of wrong.