Never intentionally hurt anyone.
I choose that over the "usual" Golden Rule of "do unto others" because while that is generally a fairly good rule, one problem can be the "as you would have them do unto you" part. I take very seriously the fact that what I would prefer and what someone else (always a separate being from me, needless to say) aren't necessarily the same thing. Sometimes I think the world is far too full of people who deem that others "would have done" according to what THEY (the deemers) would; and while, up to a point and in a lot of ways, that "usual" Golden Rule is a good one, there's too much room for people believing that their idea of what they'd "have done" must be the "gold standard" for everyone else would as well.
This is particularly problematic when the "deemer" is immature or needy, or has too narrow a perspective to know what SOME other people would "have done". Another problem is that egos come in all sizes, and what anyone "would have done" can depend on the size of his ego.
And, of course, since huge numbers of people remain incapable of extricating themselves from thinking according to stereotype (of one kind or another) that's one more way in which what someone "would have done to them" may be completely different from what someone else would.
I have Faith in Something Higher, as without it I am nothing. I am a mere instrument. I dive deep within in deep communion. I serve selflessly or without expectation. I give praise, adore ... I feel that all things are sacred. I learn from whatever gives me pain and avoid inflicting same on others, bearing in mind that Truth is not bound by plans.
Expansion is life; narrowness is death. I strive never to do that which makes me weak. I walk towards Light, and Adjust, Adapt; Accommodate. In Love and Light.
"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them"
~ Dalai Lama
Remaining inaccessible as much as i can and not involving negative people in my life.
Cool. Wishing you much success in this endeavour.
One remains more happy , more productive without negativity
Of course Akriti. We come from Light and are ultimately attracted by this Light. Its nature is peace, bliss, love ..
Let us pray for one another. In Love and Light.
by paarsurrey 8 years ago
The Golden Rule or ethic of reciprocity is a maxim, ethical code, or morality that essentially states either of the following:1. One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself (positive form) 2. One should not treat others in ways that one would...
by Deepes Mind 5 years ago
The bible says that we should love one another as Christ loved us. It also says love others as welove ourselves and not to judge lest we be judged. These scriptures basically coincide with the golden rule of treating others the way we would like to be treated. My question is three part. What does...
by Nathan K 7 years ago
Whatever happened to the golden rule?
by Sandi Kroeger 3 years ago
How many know the "Golden Rule"?What does it truly mean?Do you try to live your life by those words?How many grew up being told to "do onto others as you would do to yourself? Do we try to live by those words in today's society or is it all about "me"? And if you do try to...
by ngureco 6 years ago
What is the origin of the phrase, “do to others as they have already done to you”?
by Kathryn L Hill 5 years ago
Democracy promotes Capitalism through liberty. But liberty is impossible without boundaries. The excesses of capitalism and all the problems caused by greedy government politicians / business moguls can be corrected by following the Golden Rule which not only Jesus brought but many other prophets...
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|