Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Treat Others The Way That You Wish To Be Treated

"Guidance" courtesy of asifthebes

I once told a colleague that when you think about it, probably 90% of the problems that we face in the world today are directly related to how we treat each other. Sure there are the occasional natural disasters but most of our problems are created by us and the way we treat each other. If everyone were to follow the "Golden Rule", and I don't mean that he who has the gold makes the rules, but that you would treat other people the way that you would like to be treated. This doesn't need to be tied to any religion but just adopted as a behavior by the masses. Often what people do in the name of their religion is baffling and there is a good chance that somewhere in their good book is something to the effect of treating others as you would like to be treated.

So before you go to lash out at that person that has angered you or you believe has made an unreasonable (or even stupid)request of you, think about how you would like that type of response in return. If we could all think a little bit more before we speak or take some action that is not correctable. Even when our actions are correctable, the people affected will remember what we did. Will everyone do this, surely not, but if enough of us really do it, think how much better things will already be.

Do you have any ideas of how we can get more people to adopt this behaviour? If so I'd love to hear them. If you liked this article, please share it on del.icio.us or on Digg and pass it on to anyone that you think might appreciate it .Thank you. :)

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