Thinking about the Golden Rule

April 8 2009No Commented

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How do you treat other people? What influences how you behave? At CEM we work to treat others with respect and with a generous spirit. We like to think about the idea behind the “Golden Rule.” Although many would say the Golden Rule is a Christian perspective, the sentiment is rooted in many religious traditions.

Check these out:

  1. “Treat others as you would yourself be treated.” — Hinduism
  2. “What you yourself hate do to no man.” — Judaism
  3. “Hurt not others with that which pains you.” — Buddhism
  4. “Do unto all men as you would wish to have done.” — Islam
  5. “Live in harmony, for we are all related.” — Native American
  6. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” — Christianity

How would you phrase it? Do you make choices based on this idea or other guiding principles? Where did you learn to live the way you do? What would you like children in our community to learn.

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