Golden Rules

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    Nov 21, 2012 2:57 AM GMT
    Do you believe it is best for society and yourself to follow the golden rule of morality. By morality I mean follow treat people how you want to be treated....type of things. It is not necessarily has to do with religion.

    Do you try your best to be a fair and respectful person in life to all people? If you do, do you refrain yourself from thoughts such as jealousy, hatred, ....etc?

    How important is it for you to maintain your inner peace and respect for others in life?

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    Nov 21, 2012 2:59 AM GMT
    i fail miserably everday, but it's of paramount importance in my life to treat others as i would have them treat me..
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    Nov 21, 2012 7:47 AM GMT
    I try sooo hard to treat people how I want to be treated, but people often mistake my kindness as a weakness and try to take advantage of me. That turns into hatred.

    It's really important to try and maintain peace in your life, it seems possible though. The world isnt a peaceful place. . .

    I've always had a lot of people that refrain from hatred and jealousy and are able to stay moral in every situation. It's a hard thing to do.
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    Nov 21, 2012 8:11 AM GMT
    My golden rule is that stupid people are below me.
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    Nov 21, 2012 2:13 PM GMT
    How do we refrain from our common self-centered fears: jealousy, resentment, anger, pride, control?

    For me, it's called seeking Truth, because the truth will set you free. It's no longer living in that comfortable place called denial. The first thing I do is stop being so self-centered. There's an entire world that happens before me whether I'm in it or not. I often think I'm more important than I really am, but there's probably only three people that honestly think of me when they wake up in the morning; I'm one of the three.

    If I want to stay in my denial-- that's my choice, and plenty of us do. It's called taking comfort. It makes us unaware, and we'll never be able to make connections with others in that place.

    The only thing we are in the end is the sum of our human relationships. That's what gives my life meaning.



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    Nov 21, 2012 2:48 PM GMT
    If restraining yourself from anger means not letting that extremely rude person that cusses you out at work not get hit by flying furniture then yes. I try to restrain myself and try to treat those around me nicely.

    On a more serious note though how far does treating someone nicely go? Do we do this till it becomes an inconvienence or is this limited only to friends and family? Do we help every homeless person sitting there that we might meet despite our own if any financial hardships? You can treat a large amount of people the way you want to be treated but how far does the range of people you extend the hand of kindness go??
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    Nov 21, 2012 3:17 PM GMT
    Masochism might present a dilemma for the golden rule.
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    Nov 21, 2012 3:21 PM GMT
    McQueen saidMy golden rule is that stupid people are below me.
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    I'm glad you're back to your old self... you're always more content and creative when your inner flame is ignited.
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    Nov 21, 2012 3:23 PM GMT
    I believe that if I can make the golden rule work from my own perspective and not trying to meet a social standard; than it can actually work much better, but not always the case.
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    Nov 21, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
    Genuinity saidDo you believe it is best for society and yourself to follow the golden rule of morality. By morality I mean follow treat people how you want to be treated....type of things. It is not necessarily has to do with religion.

    Do you try your best to be a fair and respectful person in life to all people? If you do, do you refrain yourself from thoughts such as jealousy, hatred, ....etc?

    How important is it for you to maintain your inner peace and respect for others in life?

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    There is a difference between morals and ethics.


    and the Golden rule was first stated by a Buddha.
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    Nov 21, 2012 9:19 PM GMT
    They intertwined though. They share similar concepts but if we breaking them down here it will be too confusing for people....Each one of them is specific but they do have things in common.
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    Nov 21, 2012 9:21 PM GMT
    theantijock saidMasochism might present a dilemma for the golden rule.


    No kidding. I point that out to self flagellating christians repeatedly.
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    Nov 21, 2012 9:48 PM GMT
    You're never going to get anywhere in this world by treating other people nicely. You need to step on other people before they step on you. The only way you're going to make it to the top is by crawling over the dead bodies of everyone you killed along the way.

    The only way to earn other people's respect is by treating them like shit, stepping on them and grinding them into pulp. Unless they are terrified of you nobody is ever going to respect you or treat you well.

    If you go around trying to treat other people nicely you are going to end up at the bottom of the heap with everyone else's footprints all over you.

    Go out and kick ass every day.

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    Nov 21, 2012 9:55 PM GMT
    monet saidYou're never going to get anywhere in this world by treating other people nicely. You need to step on other people before they step on you. The only way you're going to make it to the top is by crawling over the dead bodies of everyone you killed along the way.

    The only way to earn other people's respect is by treating them like shit, stepping on them and grinding them into pulp. Unless they are terrified of you nobody is ever going to respect you or treat you well.

    If you go around trying to treat other people nicely you are going to end up at the bottom of the heap with everyone else's footprints all over you.

    Go out and kick ass every day.



    True respect doesn't come from fear.
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    Nov 21, 2012 10:55 PM GMT
    monet saidYou're never going to get anywhere in this world by treating other people nicely. You need to step on other people before they step on you. The only way you're going to make it to the top is by crawling over the dead bodies of everyone you killed along the way.

    The only way to earn other people's respect is by treating them like shit, stepping on them and grinding them into pulp. Unless they are terrified of you nobody is ever going to respect you or treat you well.

    If you go around trying to treat other people nicely you are going to end up at the bottom of the heap with everyone else's footprints all over you.

    Go out and kick ass every day.



    i'm sure most of this is tongue in cheek,......but the world lives by this creed and hence we live in a shitty world......redemption is not attainable..