Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Treating Others As You Would Like To Be Treated

by Marie Vonow (follow)
Chief editor: readyforpets.com Blogs:https://minamaries.blogspot.com.au https://simpleselfimprovement.blogspot.com.au/
Communication (119)      Respect (37)      Kindness (15)      Consideration (6)      Hugs (3)     


Do Unto Others

Most people are familiar with the saying, 'Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.' This is sometimes called The Golden Rule. Some people interpret this as meaning do nice things to others so they will do nice things to you in return. I believe it means treat others with respect and kindness because that is how I like to be treated. I also believe it is simply the right thing to do and I feel better about myself for acting in this way. I interpret the saying in general terms because once you start to get specific, different people have different likes and are comfortable with different actions.

To give just one example of a specific action, some people like hugs and others are uncomfortable with such close contact, especially if they aren't very familiar with the person offering the hug. In some cultures hugging is a big thing. Other cultures aren't into hugging.

To hug or not to hug can vary with the age and sex of those involved. Class differences and when you were growing up or the time in history has an influence. Some people are physically very sensitive to touch and a hug may actually cause a degree of pain.

What I am trying to get at is, even though I love to receive a hug from someone I am comfortable with that doesn't mean everyone else feels the same way and I need to respect that. I also shouldn't feel offended if another person doesn't welcome my offer of a hug even though we get on well. They are not rejecting me.

Sometimes we can work out if we should do or say something by considering how we would feel if we were on the receiving end. However, there are many times it isn't that simple. Sometimes we need to ask the other person how they would feel rather than assuming we know the answer.

I do think it is possible to overthink every action and then end up not doing nice things or offering a friendly comment because there is the chance the other person won't appreciate it. I guess it is a matter of getting a balance between assuming everyone else feels the same way we do and the other extreme of worrying excessively.


# Communication
# Consideration
# Hugs
# Kindness
# Respect
I like this Article - 5
More Articles by Marie Vonow
Sometimes I wonder if I decide to take my little dog for a walk or if he is the one who makes th...
155 views
I was looking at the community noticeboard today when I saw something different that made me smi...
210 views
Sometimes I read a quote that gets me so interested I get hold of the book it came from
178 views
For many years I have enjoyed taking photos
144 views
For many people travelling by public transport is what you do when your car has broken down, is ...
142 views
**What is a sense of humour?** The Macmillan English Dictionary simply says a sense of humour is ...
90 views
view all articles by Marie Vonow
Articles by Marie Vonow on Other Hubs
3 likes
ID: 46862
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
You may be passionate about writing but still suffer from writer's block
8859 views
In this day and age, many people hire professional escorts because they what to try something ne...
11713 views
Sharing a home with your significant other when youíre dating can be a very different world than...
112 views
You can be fully present and enjoy beauty, such as a sunset
106 views
Iíve spent most of my life in and around academia, both as a student and as a teacher, and I can...
86 views
You donít have to be rich to make money, you just have to be practical
3682 views
When the weather is nice, itís time to get outside
82 views
Okay, so you have had a really bad day or a bad week
78 views
The internet is a wonderful tool with convenient services that can improve many aspects of our l...
71 views
Many of us fear to speak our mind because we care about what others might think of us or say abo...
6043 views
Categories
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version