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Do unto “others” as you would have “others” do unto you!

Posted on April 25, 2013
Location: London
Do unto “others” as you would have “others” do unto you!

What a disaster! Real Madrid 1 – Dortmund 4! Who would guess that? Not good, didn’t like it. My dream that Jose mourinho leave Real Madrid like a hero, may remain as a dream, as it stands right now.

"Do unto others as you would have others do unto you." It is the ultimate norm of high morality in our culture. Sure there are other morals by which we live, but this one phrase embodies our most cherished value: that we should treat people as we would like to be treated.

We are taught it from childhood. We learn it from our parents. We learn it at school. That's what Jesus says in The Book of Matthew. The same suggestion can be found in the Old Testament, in The Book of Leviticus. Confucius, who lived around 500 BC, said something similar, too. It is also in the Hitopadesa, a Hindu tract from 3,200 BC.

If you don't want to be ripped off, don't rip off others. If you don't want to be cheated, don't cheat others. If you don't want to be judged, don't judge others.

Now it's true we don't always abide by the Golden Rule. We often hurt others in ways we, ourselves, would not like perpetrated against us. Some of life's hardest lessons are actually reminders that we have treated another in a way we would hate to be treated ourselves.

Do unto “others” as you would have “others” do unto you.” !!!But who exactly are the “others?” This is the first flaw of the Golden Rule. Does it apply only to family and friends? Some apply it that way. Does it only apply to those who share the same religious beliefs, ethnic heritage, racial background, or social status? Many apply it this way. Apparently it’s extremely difficult for people to extend the “others” beyond people similar to themselves. Pick up a newspaper and it becomes pretty apparent.

BUT, when this golden rule was written for the first time, there were not many regions existed, we all used to look alike, dress alike, eat alike and talk alike. A more secular & neutral world, prevailed then.

Tomorrow is an extremly important day! Make it feel important by? Yes, you know it ? Common? You know it...

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