One Rule for Everyone

One rule for everyone


Asking the question, ‘How would I like to be treated in this situation?’ is an integrity guideline for every situation.

The results of some research that shows how many variations on the Golden Rule exist:

Christianity: ‘whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them.’

Islam: ‘No one of you is a believer until he loves for his neighbor what he loves for himself.’

Judaism: ‘What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow man. This is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary.’

Buddhism: ‘Hurt not others with that which pains yourself.’

Hinduism: ‘this is the sum of duty; do naught unto others what you would not have them do unto you.’

Zoroastrianism: ‘Whatever is disagreeable to yourself, do not do unto others.’

Confucianism: ‘What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.’

Bahai: ‘And if thine eyes be turned towards justice, choose thou for thy neighbor that which thou choosest for thyself.’

Jainism: ‘A man should wander about treating all creatures as he himself would be treated.’

Yoruba Proverb (Nigeria): ‘One going to take a pointed stick to pinch a baby bird should first try it on himself to feel how it hurts.’

John C Maxwell, Ethics 101, (New York: Center Street, 2003) p16-17

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