Who remembers first grade? Among stretching exercises, snack time, recess, and learning to read with Dick & Jane there was a sign, way, way high up on the classroom wall.
The Golden Rule:
“Do Unto Others As You Would Have them Do Unto You.”
Do you remember that?
Is it taught anymore?
Lately it seems like the internet doesn’t embrace this basic axiom of human relations.
Even Ted Rubin started a Twitter account to remind people to Just be Nice.
Treat others the way you want to be treated. #JustBeNice
— Created by Ted Rubin (@Just_B_Nice) January 3, 2014
A Word on Kindness
Kindness is the bonding agent that allows two people with diverse interests and opinions to become and remain friends. It’s such a simple, basic concept. It’s a wonder that we forget.
Yet, our fast-paced society with blue-backlit screens has perhaps de-sensitized us. Have we been stripped of our sense of propriety and manners in the name of authenticity? Has “keeping it real” been an excuse for brutal honesty? At what point does this cyber bullying break down all meaningful communication? Read more Keys to Being Social: The Golden Rule