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Advice from the Goddess of Justice, Themis: How to Make the Right Decisions

Updated: Jul 28

Take a step on the Carousel as we whisk you away to a world of myths, fables, and folklore. From time to time we face dilemmas and have trouble making good choices. Do you ever wonder how to make *better* decisions that can improve your life? Luckily, Themis, the Greek Goddess of Justice, can offer some advice on doing the right thing.

1. Themis is careful not to judge people by their appearances. The artworks of Themis show her blindfolded because she only judges others by actions. Why not have your *own* invisible blindfold? Don’t be fooled by a smile or make assumptions about someone before you get to know them. Be like Themis—only judge by what people do, not how they look.

2. Themis holds a scale with two weights to measure pros and cons in making a decision.

Do the same thing with a virtual scale! When making a decision, list the pros and cons so you have a clearer idea of what you *really* should do. By critically comparing different options, you can come up with the best solution—or a middle-ground. Just like Themis, you can embrace your inner sense of justice by evaluating different options.

3. Set an example for *others* to make the world a better place. Themis was one of the most respected goddesses in Greek mythology because of her strong sense of right and wrong; she also was an inspiration to others, prompting those around her to make the right decisions. By sticking to your promises, standing up for others, and being honest, you can motivate those around you to do the same.

As you take a step off the Carousel, perhaps Themis's advice can help you with some of the decisions you have to make. Remember, everyone makes mistakes and can’t do the right things all the time. Weigh the pros and cons in every situation, stay impartial, and *try* to do what you feel is right.

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