The Golden Rule comes in many forms:
- Do unto others as you would like others to do unto you.
- What goes around comes around.
- Treat others the way you want to be treated.
- An eye for an eye.
There are philosophical debates on this, but I basically try to live by The Golden Rule in conjunction with:
- Turn the other cheek
- If someone’s an a-hole to you, doesn’t mean you have to be an a-hole to them. They will get their Karma in one way or another. And you will get yours
I really can’t control how others behave, so I will do what I do, and hope others treat me the same (if not better!). The hard part is when they don’t, I get pretty pissed.
For example, I go above and beyond to help you out, and then when I ask for something you are ‘too busy’ or ‘can’t do it, because….’. Makes me never want to help that person again. Just got to figure who is worth the effort and who isn’t. But, at the end of the day, I help because I can, not because I expect something in return. It’s just hard sometimes not to expect…..If i’m being completely honest 😛