Someone asked me the other day what the Golden Rule really was, and what it meant for us today. I thought it was a great question, especially as we try and relate to each other and maintain friendships.
We've talked about rudeness here before, and the Golden Rule certainly helps define things so we can avoid behaving in a rude way. But it goes farther than that, farther than etiquette or manners and anything that is superficial in the treatment of others. The Golden Rule applies to our attitudes and our hearts. It's a different thing to change how you feel about someone, but when you do, treating them better is the next natural step. Here's more about the Golden Rule.