Thank You !
Yes i agree 100%
True , Shalom : No one seems to have posted it plainly so , Do unto others as you would have them do unto you ( Treat others as you would like to be treated ) .
What is the golden rule?
I see thankyou. No not really, some people like pain, suffering etc. I try to treat people nicely, but some people love misery so they can keep it.
Why don't they practice it then ?
We Do , EP Jail Release remember .
No. Perspective is always key. Another's view of what is "good" for them can and usually is different than that of those they encounter. I may think I'm doing the right thing for someone, but they may think my opinion and actions are dead wrong. Then after perspective, intentions are the next variable. Many intentions don't go over the way we meant either. Some one will inevitably feel "wronged" by the actions of another whether that person intended that or not. The golden rule can only create a utopia in a completely like-minded people...
Curious- why does is matter to the Q that your friend is Jewish?
She's your friend- that's good ehuf for me. ;!*
If everyone practiced the golden rule then the world would already have changed.
I don´t know the golden rule, but judging from the answers its basicly the same as the categorical imperative by Immanuel Kant.
Basicly every moral instance knows this rule, as it is the most basic common sense. So yes it could work out, but won´t since people do not behave Rousseau saw them, but rather like machiavelli did.
Sorry, forgot what the golden rule is. Washing your hands after you use the bathroom? :-)
That would be so wonderful. To this day I am shocked horrified when people don't and in PUBLIC
what if a person's a sadist or any of the more extreme personalities around on EP alone.. does the golden rule applies?
then the very principle of golden rule is lost
sadists and masochists are the same as everyone else and they want the same things as everyone else - they just package the details differently
true and if only