The Golden Rule

@created:: 2024-02-02
@tags:: #lit✍/🎧podcast/highlights
@ref:: The Golden Rule
@author:: In Good We Trust

2024-02-02 In Good We Trust - The Golden Rule

Book cover of "The Golden Rule"




(highlight:: The Universality of the "Golden Rule"
The Golden Rule, found in various forms in different cultures and religions, promotes the idea of treating others as one would like to be treated.
It emphasizes empathy, compassion, and consideration for others, serving as a central message in Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, and Ethical humanism. This concept transcends geographical, age, and ethnic boundaries, highlighting its universal relevance in guiding human behavior and relationships.
Speaker 1
The Golden Rule, features human beings from all over the world of various ages and ethnicities, simply standing serenely in contemplation of the words. Do unto others what you would have them do unto you. Similar messages are central to all the world's major religions, Buddhism. Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful. Buddhism. Do not do to others what you do not want them to do to you. Hinduism. This is the sum of duty. Do not do to others what would cause pain have done to you. Judaism. What is hateful to you? Do not to your fellow man. This is the law. All the rest is commentary. Islam. None of you truly believes. Unless he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself. Ethical humanism. Act to elicit the best in others and you will elicit the best in yourself.)
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(highlight:: The Golden Rule Doesn't Account for Other's Preferences and Interests
The Golden Rule fails to consider individual differences, particularly in power dynamics.
It assumes treating others as we want to be treated is ethical, but ignores the possibility that they may have different preferences based on their unique characteristics and circumstances.
Speaker 1
The golden rule does not adequately take into account these differences, especially of power. People commonly say, why is it ethical to treat others as we would want to be treated? They may be different than us and may want to be treated differently.)
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(highlight:: Humanist Golden Rule: Elicit the best in others and you will elicit the best in yourself
Acting to bring out the best in others leads to bringing out the best in ourselves.
Focusing on empowering others to fulfill their potential is essential for us to elicit the best in ourselves. The moral principle is that we all collectively rise when we empower others.
This rule is advocated for in personal lives, communities, and at global organizations like the United Nations.
Speaker 1
The golden rule that I promote within humanism is, act to elicit the best in others and you will elicit the best in yourself. This implies that we begin with the other person, that we strive to empower them so they may fulfill their potential as they envision it, as they create it. Only then will we elicit the best in ourselves. Morally, we all rise most when we rise together. That's the version of the rule I hope we follow in our lives, in our communities and at the United Nations.)
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