You have loved what is right and hated what is wrong. That is why God, your God, anointed you, rather than your companions, with the oil of joy. – Hebrews 1:9
Doing the right thing, even when unpopular; choosing the right response regardless of the price; telling the truth when a lie would be easier, in the long run – always makes for a better life. The burden of wrong choices, the weight of a lie with each day becomes more crushing. Taking the easy way through eventually squeezes the life out of your life. If it seems wrong, it probably is.
Gods path for us is charted for our good, our health and our happiness. It may not be the fastest route, but it is certainly the more beautiful.