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“One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself.”
This rule is truly golden to me and it’s not one that I take lightly. Am I perfect? Absolutely not. Do I make mistakes? Absolutely. I just feel that as human beings, we are all on common ground. Some, think we are not. I don’t feel that accomplishment, education, race, sex, religion, etc. places any one person above another. Hey, correct me if you feel that I am wrong and please feel very free to comment. I hold my own opinions, but I am still very moderate. I used to love debating when I was in high school because I would always learn something new about the other side rather I agreed or not. The little things count the most to me in this life. The way we treat people can seem small in words or actions, but it’s ginormous in the grand scheme of things and it profoundly reflects the way we view ourselves. It’s not being a “pushover” and I most definitely don’t intend for anyone to become a human carpet for someone to continuously walk on. By all means, if someone is a negative influence in your life and they show no shadow of changing the pattern, limit your time with them. I just think that we should simply, be kind to one another and try to edify with the best of our ability. I can’t stand it when people mistreat others and then are appalled when someone does the same thing in return. Why expect kindness when you don’t sew kindness? NO one is above another and sometimes it only takes a kind word or tone to turn any situation around. I once received a phone call from someone not too long ago that greeted me screaming and swearing. If I had known this person was just going to beat me up vocally, I most definitely wouldn’t have answered the phone. (The whys and hows of this are not something I am willing or feel the need to express here). I simply responded saying: “I don’t speak to you this way, so I would greatly appreciate it if you would treat me in the same manner.” The tone changed eventually and we were able to continue the conversation and work out what ever needed to worked out. Yes, I was greatly offended and it would’ve been very easy for me to have an all out vocal war with this person, but why? Besides the fact that it’s exhausting , I simply do not EVER want to treat anyone that way. And I learned that problems and misunderstandings can be resolved much faster in a civil manner. No, I don’t think the golden rule always comes back around. I mean, let’s get real, we live on a planet called earth and some days I feel like it’s either spinning backwards our about to pop off it’s axis. At the end of the day, people are just people. Why not hold yourself accountable, have some integrity, and choose to be kind. We are all residents on this planet, each of us valuable, and each of us on the very same level…Human.
”A key element of the Golden Rule is that a person attempting to live by this rule treats all people with consideration, not just members of his or her in-group.”
April 12, 2011
Despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, i have not yet been able to answer…the great question that has never been answered: what does a woman want?
This man was born with a question mark on his forehead…