Do unto others as they would have you do unto them.
-The Platinum Rule
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
-The Golden Rule
Which do you find more helpful?
I invite you to a day of reflection on these questions
#30DaysOfLoveAndReflection – Day 5
I became a fan of the Platinum Rule many years ago after a friend explained what happens in her home when someone is sick. It turns out that Susan likes to be fussed over when she is sick. However, her husband, Tony, likes to be left alone when he is sick.
If Susan follows the Golden Rule when Tony is sick, he will be annoyed.
If Tony follows the Golden Rule when Susan is sick, she will be disappointed.
Of course, there is the problem of knowing what the other wants, and this takes being in right relationship. So, I guess I start with the Platinum Rule and if I can’t follow that, then I move to the Golden Rule.