I Believe In the Golden Rule

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    The Only Rule to Live By

    I truly believe the Golden Rule is the only rule to live by.  If everybody in the world treated everyone else the way they would want to be treated, the world would be a paradise.  It is as simple as that.
    swirlingmist swirlingmist
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Feb 21, 2009

    On Being.... Small

    I will admit it, I am small in stature, but that's not what I'm talking about here. My rant today is on being insignificant. In full disclosure I will tell you that last night I killed a bird. No, not out of neglect or accidentally running over him with my car. No, I took a...
    badgretchen badgretchen
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 22, 2011

    I So Believe This.

       I have always believed this rule. It is what every one should live by. It would make the world a better place to live. I know that i would never do unto others what I ouldn't want them to do to me. Its a good rule to live by.
    acjf acjf
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 21, 2010

    Golden rule: fresh breath never killed

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    sashakimi4 sashakimi4
    16-17, F
    Aug 3, 2014

    I Believe In The Golden Rule

    For the past few months, I have been living by this rule. I was depressed a long time ago and was treated unfairly (called fat, ugly, clinicly crazy, etc. by my family and that's why I ran away) But anyways!!! lol During that bad time, it made me think, "how do I treat people? do...
    Dani133 Dani133
    18-21, F
    Sep 16, 2013

    Definitely a Good Rule

    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Please don't treat me a way you yourself would not want to be treated and I will do the same. The Golden Rule is definitely one to live by, yet so many people don't. I don't understand. It seems so simple a request...
    silvermystics silvermystics
    51-55, F
    Jun 2, 2009

    My Forgiveness Waits For Yours ------------------------

          this story  is true and does not benefit me as i am already in god now saved. this is in hope to educate you still lost wondering why god is not felt by you and your sorrows still live in you as well as other bad ways. god inspires me...
    1053rw 1053rw
    61-65, M
    1 Response Oct 21, 2010

    He Who Has.......

    in all seriousness tho i always try to treat a person the same way want to be treated. i was thought this rule when i was growing up as i lived in a small town. everybody knows everybody. it is still that way today.
    deleted deleted
    Oct 29, 2012

    The Golden Rule

    Who has the gold creates the rule.
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    41-45, M
    Feb 26, 2011

    More People Should Follow

    I am in a bad marriage. I would definitely want my stbx to learn and live by this rule "do unto others as you would have them do unto you." What a great concept. Stbx cut me deep. I am still in the healing process. I will follow this rule the best I can because I already...
    Toliveandlearn Toliveandlearn
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2012

    Treat Others as Though You Would Like To Be Not Realistic However .......

    As much as this sounds promising it is probably too idealistic.  It can only exist in an ideal state. What can be achieved is compassion no matter how trivial what seems small to us is significant to the individual. The simple smile, a cheerful greeting etc. every...
    jophene jophene
    36-40, F
    Oct 22, 2009

    I opened my heart to you You turned out to be

    the most emotionally unstable and needy friend I had ever had in my life. But I saw you and me, and looked past it. When you acted out, I gave you space and time When you were ready, I was there to talk about the things going on in your head. All your insecurities, all your made...
    LookAwayLookAway LookAwayLookAway
    31-35, F
    Jan 9, 2014

    The Guy With All The Gold Makes All The Rules? Oh, You Mean The Other One...

    The Golden Rule started out as such a wonderful phrase and sentiment, and a darn good way to have peace in the world. Robert Heinlein wrote once, "The only sin is to hurt another unnecessairly, hurting yourself isn't necessairly sinful, it's just stupid." I still think The Golden...
    Oldboxy Oldboxy
    70+, M
    1 Response Jul 6, 2011

    No Other Way To Live

    My interpretation of the golden rule, learned at my greatgrandmothers knee was, treat other as you would like to be treated.  Most of the time that means using kind words and being polite.  One of my favorite books had the story line of every body carried guns and...
    rw5453 rw5453
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2010

    Golden words by a wise man: 1.

    If you want to change the world, do it when you are a bachelor. after marriage, you cant even change a TV channel. 2. Listening to wife is like reading the terms and conditions of websites. you understand nothing, but still you agreed... 3. chess is the only game in the world...
    sexymommy2014 sexymommy2014
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 17, 2015

    Of Course, I Believe In The Golden Rule.

    As a Christian, how could I not believe in Jesus' most famous and most important quote? I fail to understand people who won't forgive others. Unfortunately, my own wife is one of those people. She became a Christian (you know, invited Jesus into her heart as Lord and Savior...
    gavmac gavmac
    46-50, M
    Sep 4, 2010

    No Brainer

    Growing Up on in the south. You better treat everyone with respect whether you knew them or not....All we got in this old world is one another so be good to one another...Why not...It doesn't hurt to be nice to anyone and everyone...
    bquick bquick
    51-55, M
    1 Response May 6, 2008

    Give ~ but don't allow yourself to be

    used ❤Love ❤ ~ but don't allow your heart to be abused Trust ~ but don't be naive Listen 👂 ~ to others, but don't lose your voice
    expressomarkie expressomarkie
    2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

    Golden Rule

    I believe in the golden rule, and in turn, eye for an eye. Best justice system there is, if ya ask me.
    bdmthrfkr bdmthrfkr
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 8, 2011

    I'm Not Perfect,

    and neither is anyone else.  I try to hold myself to a higher standard and try to live by the golden rule, but I accept that I will not always be successful, nor will others.  All I can do is try to make myself a better person and help those around me.  That being said, I'm...
    colt1969 colt1969
    41-45, M
    Apr 19, 2011

    Can It Be More Simple

    Do unto others as you would want done unto you. If you want respect: Treat others with respect and they will in turn treat you with it. If you want a positive outlook on life:  Then show others your positive outlook and they will return it to you. Have friends:  Be a...
    mtvlm mtvlm
    41-45, M
    10 Responses Jul 18, 2009

    The Golden Rule

    I have always believed in the golden rule,treat others with honest and respect.Sometimes people get confused with my well intensions and feel i am mocking them,i always try to take time out to explain myself and if an apology is needed i will offer it.Best o intentions to you...
    garvan garvan
    51-55, M
    1 Response Mar 24, 2010

    "treat Others The Way They Wish To Be Treated".

    I do my best live my the rule, but it s hard because so many around me do not. I take the bus everywere so I buy bus passes. you get 90 tix per pass. Somes there students or poor you need to get on but they dont have $. then I tell the driver to mark my pass two times becaue we...
    me0883 me0883
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 21, 2013

    Golden Rule

    Its called a rule for a reason. It's a rule of life more than a rule that's been placed upon us. It's more 'karma' nowadays, and I fully believe the way you treat others will be the way you're treated, if not by the people you're treating badly (or well) but by someone else down...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 15, 2012

    Said to have been written by a Jew in the Roman

    province of Judaea for the benefit of other Jews who wanted to escape the Hellenistic and Latin influences on mainstream Jewish thought. This rule is a simplification of the Commandments given to Moses at Sinai.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt
    22-25, F
    Mar 15, 2015

    I Try To Live By It

    The golden rule is a great rule and I'm sure most if not all of us have heard it in one form or another. I think the best version is "Treat others the way they wish to be treated". I feel this is the best version because not everyone wants to be treated the same way I do nor the...
    ACuriousStudent ACuriousStudent
    26-30, F
    Apr 26, 2012

    Treat people the way

    that you wish to be treated. If you wouldn't say/do whatever you are thinking of doing to yourself, don't say/do whatever you're thinking of doing to that other person.
    Josimms23 Josimms23
    18-21, F
    Jul 31, 2015

    Sure it's a nice idea,

    but have you heard of the platinum rule? It goes like this; "don't be a ****." It's much more clean having been ******** down to the root, and it's a surprisingly difficult rule to follow as well. It also applies for all sorts of individuals not accounted for by the golden...
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4
    1 Response Sep 6, 2015

    The Golden Rule...

    is a rule that isn't followed by everyone unfortunatly...but I do! :)
    IcecoldLulu IcecoldLulu
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 8, 2012

    Be Nice If Everyone Did!

    II believe in the Golden rule and try to live by it as best Ii can. Wouldn't it be nice if... Others believed in it instead of themselves People helped others instead of cutting them off Everyone could be honest, and help in ways they never thought they could If everyone could...
    carriewpd carriewpd
    26-30, F
    Oct 21, 2010


    Or, if you want to rephrase it,Do what thou wilt and harm none!
    Paca24 Paca24
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 16, 2014

    The Golden Rule Is My Rule Too

    "Do not do unto others what you don't want others do unto you." Very short but meaningful, for so many years I always believed in this. I've met so many friends and yet lost many of them because of the golden rule. I still keep on believing in it and maybe till the end, will...
    arianne19 arianne19
    36-40, F
    Jul 16, 2010

    I know what the Golden Rule is supposed to be,

    but after a lifetime of trying to practice it, I've found the real golden rule is: THE GUY WITH ALL THE GOLD MAKES ALL THE RULES!!! Think about it: the government makes more rules than we need. The banks make rules so only rich people can use banks...and so it goes...
    Oldboxy Oldboxy
    70+, M
    1 Response Dec 16, 2014

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