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Matt Marinelli

Having been raised as one of Jehovah's Witnesses, but no longer believing in in those teachings, gives me a unique perspective on "doing the right thing."

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Doing the Right Thing

"Being raised as one of Jehovah's Witnesses, 'doing the right thing' was a simple equation, one in which the result was always predictable: either I obeyed and measured up to the standard of right--or I did not. Having the rules simplified and the choices limited allowed a sense of security and a false confidence so that whether or not I measured up I could point to exactly which steps or missteps were responsible.