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Golden Rule Examples
The Golden Rule Examples
Golden Rule or
law of reciprocity is the principle of treating others as one would
wish to be treated oneself. It is a maxim of altruism seen in many
human religions and cultures.
It is very simple
but can save one from big challenges. Do to others as you will also
expect from them. Is that
difficult? Yes and no.
It becomes difficult
when one thinks that others deserve to be treated differently.
It is easier when
one loves others.
If someone insults
you, you will want to insult them too because they deserve it and you
insulted them. Though, you do not want to be insulted, in
that instance, it was fair to you that you should
Now imagine that the
person who insulted you is someone that you dearly love. For
grand father, mother or best friend. Would you insult
them because they have insulted you?
seventy fifty percent of the people will refrain from insulting their
love ones, thirty
percent will retaliate and twenty percent will be
Now let's talk about
the golden rule without limit.
Suppose, one is
working for a corporate or employer and one is asked to do something
one's golden rule.
What should one do? Should the golden rule be limitless?
One also understands
that it is one's duty as an employee to fulfil the engagements of
though some of them do violate one's principles or
Let's say one of
your golden rules is to tell the truth because one wants the same
Now, you are working
for a big corporate or someone else, and one their product does not
meet the standards. Everybody in the firms knows it but you have
been briefed never to divulge
that negative information to anyone.
Will you limit your golden rule in this case? Now, one has
between the loyalty to one' s employer and oneself.
Should the golden
rule be limitless?
Is the golden rule
Is is true that the
golden rule becomes easier when there is love?
Should one violate
one's golden rule to retaliate?
Do you agree that
love or affinity is the fulfilment of the golden rule?
What is your
understanding of the golden rule?
Lastly do you apply
the golden rule?
For me, I think, the
world will become a better place if we all endeavor in all our
decisions to adhere to the golden rule. It is not easy, but it is
worthy trying. The next time you are about to do something and make
a decision use the scale of the golden rule.