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The Global Golden Rule or The Quantum Golden Rule

Updated on September 3, 2010

A Philosophy - A Meditation

Global/Quantum Golden Rule

When asked to express my philosophy of life this morning in the forums - I just realized that the only philosophy I've ever really needed is the Golden Rule.  Now that I am older and realize that the world of action and wisdom doesn't stop with humans, I've expanded this Rule to include the whole Earth - the other planets, and whatever is out there in our universe and beyond. 

It is just as basic as ever and beyond "Do no harm".  Probably the first humans had a glimmer of "do the right thing" when they realized that alone they would die, but as a community they could survive in spite of all the danger out there.  Now that we've progressed enough to have very few real threats to our survival (except each other) we can embrace this concept of the Global/Quantum Golden Rule by treating all the planet and all the worlds we come into contact with as we would have ourselves treated, with goodness and grace and respect.

I think of this as something beyond religion or any religious dogma.   It is a philosophy that can work for everyone and perhaps is the most necessary kind of attitude we could ever embrace.   Beyond our opinions about life and how to live it, there is how we will treat the world.  More than a philosophy, it is one of our basic needs to respect the rest of everything.

I don't have to say more.  I know now what I can say whenever anyone asks "What is your philosophy of life?" 

I will just answer:  "The Global Golden Rule also known as The Quantum Golden Rule"   pass it on!

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  • mega1 profile imageAUTHOR

    mega1 

    8 years ago

    eilander- You are a fortunate human to have discovered the secret to living well on our planet at the age of 22 - I think I knew everything I know now, but I was willful and lazy and ignorant and didn't realize how simple life can be and I was easily led off toward greed - have had to lift the veil, sometimes WRENCH the veil many times to see what I always knew - So, good for you! I hope you don't get buried by the social b.s. and will always keep this purity of spirit you have.

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    eilander1542011 

    8 years ago from Everywhere

    See the satirical part is that everyone does claim to live by this. Most religions stem from LOVE. A love for self, nature, everyone and thing else. The problem is that corporatist religion can't make money off of people loving everything, so they fucked it all up. I too live my life in love, and can say that it has gotten me everything I could have dreamt and more, and I'm only 22.

    "All you need is love" - Paul McCartney

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    mega1 

    8 years ago

    Thanks, Mike! If only it were that easy! I do think most people really try to live by this - but when they're poor and undernourished and undereducated it isn't always easy to have compassion.

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    Mike Lickteig 

    8 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

    If everyone lived by this philosophy, the world would be a kind, friendly and safe place. Thanks for sharing your views.

    Mike

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    mega1 

    8 years ago

    LeanMan: thanks - can't take credit though - I updated it to include everything not just people, but it's ages old!

    Lorlie: thanks - shall we decide on the proper punishment when we don't live by it? (just kidding!)

    Psychic: I hope someone will remind me too, if I forget!

    Paradise: Yes, I pretty much live by Buddhist precepts- it begins with do no harm, and then the golden rule seems to fit in there when it comes to having compassion for all life - I just think we need to have awareness and compassion and do the right things for things we don't consider living - like mountains and rivers and air and all the inanimate other stuff - so everything needs our attitude of care.

    Thanks to all of you for reading and commenting and encouraging me!

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    Paradise7 

    8 years ago from Upstate New York

    The first rule in Buddhism is: Harm no living thing. It sounds very close to what you've come to, in your philosophy. Good hub!

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    psychicdog.net 

    8 years ago

    thanks for the reminder - that's the one!

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    Laurel Rogers 

    8 years ago from Bishop, Ca

    Consider it passed, Mega!

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    Tony 

    8 years ago from At the Gemba

    Hi Mega... I like your rule, simple and all encompassing!

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    mega1 

    8 years ago

    DzyMsLizzy: Thanks so much! I'm glad we think alike on this one.

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    Liz Elias 

    8 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Great post, Mega1!

    I agree fully. I'm "allergic" to religious dogma, but there is something for everyone in "Do No Harm" and the Golden Rule...Quantum or otherwise! Nice job!

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    mega1 

    8 years ago

    Hi Hmr! I've really missed ya! Thanks for your comment. Do No Harm is also the first precept of Buddhism - it's First, do no harm! The little video also relates what I've been thinking - that this philosophy began long before organized religions of all kinds and so the golden rule is a part of all religious thought -

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    Hmrjmr1 

    8 years ago from Georgia, USA

    Similar to the Hippocratic Oath, that starts with the admonition to "First Do No Harm'. Great thought Mega!

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    mega1 

    8 years ago

    Judy- yep - especially lately I need to remember this, like, ALL the time - or I would be dangerous and weirder than usual! thanks!

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    Judy 

    8 years ago

    Love it. All-purpose approach to living.

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