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I Believe In the Golden Rule

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    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 Dec 16, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 8, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    Without Exception

    Do Unto Others, As You Would Have Them Do Unto You From my first days of attending elementary school, we were not only taught "the golden rule", it was displayed proudly on a banner directly underneath the letters of the alphabet. After we recited the "...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 41-45, F 13 Responses Nov 13, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    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...
    WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2012

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    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

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    DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU'D HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU!

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

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    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

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    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 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 24, 2010

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    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

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    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 Jul 6, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 26-30 Oct 29, 2012

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    The Golden Rule...

    is a rule that isn't followed by everyone unfortunatly...but I do! :)
    IcecoldLulu IcecoldLulu 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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    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 12 Responses Jul 18, 2009

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    Golden rule: fresh breath never killed

    anyone @love_thechase Instagram
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 16-17, F Aug 3, 2014

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    "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

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    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 3 Responses Mar 15, 2010

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    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

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    Only One Problem

    I like the concept of One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneselfBUT!!!!What if the other guys a masochist???? and your not??? What do you do then...lol   :)
    CVizion CVizion 46-50, M Mar 7, 2011

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    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 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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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

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    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 1 Response Jun 2, 2009

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    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 19 hrs ago

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    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

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    The Golden Rule

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

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    Why do we need to feel superior?

    What is it about us that seeks the emotional or spiritual defeat of another? How can we so easily trample on those around us? Why can’t we disagree without being disagreeable? Don’t get me wrong here, I am a very competitive person. But it is not normal competition I am...
    SaraBee1995 SaraBee1995 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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