DP Daily Prompt: I Walk the Line

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Have you got a code you live by? What are the principles or set of values you actively apply in your life?

I’ve always liked the “Golden rule ,one should always treat others as one would like others to treat oneself.” Or one should not treat in ways that one would not like to be treated by others.

In psychology it involves a person empathizing with others, philosophically it involves a person perceiving their neighbor as an “I” or self. Sociologically it is applicable between individuals and groups in general.

In the 1670s it was known as the “Golden Law”. As a concept of ethic reciprocity  it has its roots in a wide range of world cultures,it has  a long history, and a number of prominent religious figures and philosophers believe in its ‘two way’ nature in various ways.

I believe a lot of unnecessary conflicts can either be stopped or resolved if we can follow this rule. No one can always be right all the time, we have to remember as human beings we make mistakes and it is a lot easier if we can make ourselves  believe it.