Two of the questions I often ask when people come to see me are, "What do you think you ought to do?" and "So, what are you going to do?"
The first question assumes people really know the right thing to do. Most of the time, I think they do.
The second question confronts folks with their responsibility to live by the highest and best they know.
Sometime we know the right thing to do. We just don't want to do it. We want to go home, eat a half-gallon of ice cream or drink a bottle of wine, and feel sorry for ourselves. But that doesn't work, does it? The only thing that works is doing what we need to do instead of what we want to do.
The two questions are: "What do you think you ought to do?" and "What are you going to do?"