“’Always go to the funeral’ means that I have to do the right thing when I really, really don’t feel like it. I have to remind myself of it when I could make some small gesture, but I don’t really have to and I definitely don’t want to. I’m talking about those things that represent only inconvenience to me, but the world to the other guy…. In my humdrum life, the daily battle hasn’t been good versus evil. It’s hardly so epic. Most days, my real battle is doing good versus doing nothing.”” —James Surwilo
Sometimes the most important things we can do are the simplest.
But doing those things requires overcoming the very human desire to avoid uncomfortable situations like, as in this example, attending a funeral.
What “doing good” things have you avoided because it is easier not to do them, and how do you overcome that avoidance?