Do to others as thou wouldst they should do to thee, and
Do to none other but thou wouldst be done to.
~Golden Rule; attributed to Socrates by Richard Woodville, Earl Rivers, in Dictes and Sayengis of the philosophres, 1477
"Treat others as you would like to be treated" is often referred to as the Golden Rule. How many of you believe in this moral/value and exercise it on a daily basis? How many of you occasionally execute this belief?
As we are partaking in the hustle and bustle of life, we sometimes forget this Golden Rule. We forget how important it is to treat people the way we would like to be treated and then wonder why someone may have not treated us not so well. Could it be that we were not treating that individual as good as we should have been? And therefore, that individual decided to treat us bad.
Here are some important tips to help you exercise the Golden Rule more effectively and more often:
1. Put yourself in someone else's shoes.
2. Say to your self, Is this how I would like to be treated?
3. Think to your self, How would I feel if this was happening to me?
4. Empathize with others.
5. Think before you speak.
6. Be reasonable and show love in everything that you do.
7. Be kind to others.
If we practice these tips more often and implement the Golden Rule, then our world will be more kinder and gentler. If you need help or you know someone who does with this Golden Rule, please contact our professional therapists at 954-800-0108.