Is the Southern lady behavior something you were raised with and is simply part of who you are or did you make a conscious decision to reflect it?
Every single choice we make is a conscious decision to reflect our values.
My mother and my grandmothers were certainly ladies, and they all diligently raised me to understand the value of behaving well. However, accepting responsibility and coming to terms with difficult decisions doesn’t come any easier to certain people. It doesn’t matter if we were raised to believe these things or not; you don’t need to have been raised by a model of virtue to act appropriately.
It is still a struggle for the most devout person to turn their back on sin, but the ease of the choice is not what reflects their faith. It is their active decision to reject bad behavior and behave in a good and just way. Their parents being the same religion would not somehow exempt them from temptations. That thought is silly and undervalues the complexity of the human psyche.
We are all capable of higher thought.
The fact that someone chooses to behave well isn’t a sign that it was easy for them.
It’s a sign that they overcame the basic urges to act in an unacceptable manner. It shows self restraint and a sense of responsibility, not some innate ability to be “good.”
Every single action we take is a conscious decision, and we are responsible for every one of them. The sooner that tumblr comes to realize that, the better.
At the end of the day, you are the only person in control of yourself.