Monday, November 16, 2015

The golden rule

   Since we were very young, we've all been taught “The Golden Rule.” If you don't remember, “The Golden Rule,” it can be described as such: “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” In laymen’s terms, treat people the way you want to be treated.
    This rule is all encompassing. There are no exceptions do to age, race, gender, sexuality, religion, position, or any other situation. Some people believe quite the opposite of this. It's a common belief that if you're a young man or woman, that your elders don't necessarily have to give you this simple courtesy. Or that if you don't agree with someone’s beliefs, they don't have to show you respect. This is false.
   Respect is a human right. When you meet someone new, you should give them the benefit of the doubt and show them a bit of respect. This is how healthy relationships between coworkers, classmates, and friends are built.
    However, respect is NOT a one way street. Respect has to be given to be earned from the other party. For businesses, organizations, governments, and even schools to function properly, there must be mutual respect among the people involved. The parties may not agree or even like each other, but they MUST respect each other.
    So, in your future endeavors, be kind to one another, respect each other, and try to live by “The Golden Rule.” Our society and overall quality of life will benefit greatly.
--Haley Goodebiddle

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