Treat others The Way You Want to be Treated
Everyone Needs Someone
In this time where wars of the world seem so prevalent is it true that the majority of the world wants war?
The basis of every religion, simply put is this: Treat Others The Way You Want to be Treated or "Do unto to Others as you Would have Them do unto You."
Let's stop and think about this for a minute. What does it actually mean and what would it take to make this a reality?
Love One Another
Treating people the way we want to be treated starts with love, respect and understanding.
Loving each other and honour differences considering what a big world we come from, is a tall order or is it?
We should be in awe of the differences that are apparent in our cultures, eagerly learning what we have to offer one another in terms of knowledge, languages, methodologies in problem solving, community life, family life and survival in different landscapes; but we're not.
As a human race, if we all treated each other with this philosophy there would be no war, no violence, no starvation, no thirst, no homeless and no one would be unloved: it's against this philosophy of mutual kindness and respect that at one point in most of our lives all we have been taught or exposed to.
Love from around the world
It is with sadness in my heart that I watch or don't watch, as a small part of the the human race instead chooses to be violent, hateful, selfish, greedy and moves forward with revenge and jealousy in their hearts.
This part of the population that has controlled the violent, negative behaviours found within our society has been taught another set of principles: they come first: the individual is more important and significant than the sum of the whole world population.
This population that controls our world, with or without the support of the majority of world populations, are the leaders of the world,
Today's world leaders are so focused on maintaining and gaining control of the natural resources from around the world, that they are the ones who have forgotten this life lesson taught to them in their youth.
Superpowers are Super Bullies
Absolute power corrupts absolutely. In a a world where leaders are fighting for their country's survival, value systems become lost, especially personal ones.
Leaders of today have become "beholding" to too many outside sources. Corporations, backroom deals that require favours returned for support, pressures from governments who use military presence as threats to do things "their way" all play major roles in the actions taken by those who decide the way things are going to be in our world.
Power today has become an obsession amongst the rich, famous and politically motivated.
Whereas at the beginning of a politicians career their motivations may have been true, they quickly change as they become embedded and sucked into political systems that don't actually work for the betterment of communities because of the selfish directions and motivations they become bombarded with as they become deeper intertwined in a system that is not true.
Not true to what we as a society have been taught that our political system is all about. Even that gets to become muddled.
In capitalistic countries where it is supposed to be a better system because everyone is represented, it isn't so. Elections are filled with cheating, deception and bull*&^%. After every election, scandals are exposed and not corrected, just fought over.
Countries that don't practice capitalism are bombarded by the countries and political systems that do. They are the professional bullies of our world, teaching individuals how to do it right. There is no question in my mind that is why there has become such a huge bullying problem in the world.
We have watched the superpowers for years over, brutally manipulate weaker countries into giving up their rights, their resources and their communities that are destroyed in the process.
Glorified and turned into prime time television spectaculars and specials for fans to cheer over, the ugliness presented to the public is supposed to make it acceptable. CNN was born during the Gulf War, glorifying the repeated killing fields created by powers that want the world to run their way ... and the world watched in awe, 24/7 ... on both sides.
- World religions
Power in Numbers
The breakdown of our societies as communities has made it harder for us to act as individuals. The separation of populations has given continued power to the politicians, corporations and media to mold us into being sheep, accepting and doing what we are told is best for the world.
There is more power in numbers than individuals. Many voices are stronger and heard better, but that's not what the controllers of our world want. They have created an environment that doesn't promote kindness and thoughtfulness but rather selfishness, greed, a yearning in too many to be considered acceptable by the sub-standards our society has lowered the bar to.
Doing unto others as we would have them do unto us has become a thing of the past, and I blame it on the corruption we watch and are exposed to daily in the media and by the leaders of the world. The daily examples of how to treat each other are harsh, nasty and not how any of us would really want to be treated, but it is what we are exposed to regularly in our lives.
Be the Change ...
Perhaps turning off the television, becoming part of the activism that is happening world wide for change, becoming more involved in our communities and lending helping hands to those in need, having a more empathic attitude to those who are struggling in their daily lives and recognizing that we are all part of an imperfect human race is a start.
Reaching out to your neighbour and treating them as you would want to be treated in a difficult situation is a start too. Having the courage to recognize that we all have problems, we are connected, and we all need help one another is one way to change this trend.
Mahatma Gandhi gave us words to guide us, bring us back to that place of empathy and understanding and help us evolve past the negativity we are surrounded by. I leave you with his words in hopes that they trigger thoughtfulness in all of us and our actions...
"Be the change you want to see in this world", and doing unto others will follow.
Do you treat others the way you want to be treated?
© 2012 eye say