“Nothing is noble if it’s done unwillingly or under compulsion. Every noble deed is voluntary.” Seneca, Moral Letters.
When your actions come directly from your heart, there’s a moment when you can feel vulnerable – exposed – as your true colours are on show. How will others judge you? Are you doing the right thing?
If it’s right or wrong for you, you’ll know it, you’ll feel it. And so will others. As humans, we’re more likely to pick up on non-verbal behaviour that suggests the words others speak are not genuine and intentional. Smile like you mean it. Do the right thing. Act nobly.