The big idea behind the Golden Rule is that we should treat others the way we would like to be treated.
This makes sense. There’s a reason it’s been around for almost 4000 years and is found across the major world religions and cultures.
But can we improve it? Polish it up so it gleams and shines under the sun?
In what situations will it break?
For the Golden Rule to work, there’s an assumption that other people would enjoy being treated the way we would like to be treated.
But if I’m a lover of a sizzling Kobe steak, and my friend is a vegetarian, what happens?
What would happen if, instead of treating others the way we liked to be treated, we treated others the way they would like to be treated?
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