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Treat Others As You Want To Be Treated

Posted by on Aug. 9, 2014 at 5:25 AM
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Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”

~Mark 12:39-31~'


I think every respectful and caring person would agree with treating others as you want to be treated which is the greatest commandment of all and covers all 10 Commandments. If you don't believe in God that's fine, then take the God part out of the verse. I think we can all agree for the most part on "The Golden Rule." I know I'm far from perfect, I say things and do things that I know are wrong which I regret.  I'm only human just like everyone else, I'm working on changing the things about myself that needs to be changed and am a work in progress. One thing I have always tried to do and have a strong conviction about is treating others as I want to be treated. I would like to see more of this in this group and irl, the world would be a much better place to live.

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idunno1234
by Silver Member on Aug. 9, 2014 at 7:13 AM
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Amen to that sister!

romalove
by SenseandSensibility on Aug. 9, 2014 at 7:20 AM
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We are all works in progress.
idunno1234
by Silver Member on Aug. 9, 2014 at 7:32 AM
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My frustration on here lies in the fact that so much is painted in black and white, wrong or right, left or right terms.  People don't really want to listen to what others have to say and I don't really get the tendency, the seemingly utter need to assign each other to one "side" or the other.  I can't think of any political label which fits me, which really fits a lot of people.  We are all so much more complicated than that.

Treating each other with respect has to include being willing to listen, truly listen.  After all, isn't that at the core of why we are all here- to be heard?

  Too often we are only here to point out how wrong the other side is.   Being willing to learn and widen perspectives would make this site into something really cool.  It would be a great place to learn, not just a site for "right" fighters.  Even if we still ultimately disagree, gaining insight as to why someone feels the way they do and truly listening to what they have to say rather than automatically dismissing it as not worthy, is only a good thing.

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Aug. 9, 2014 at 9:43 AM
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Lack of basic respect for those with differing POV's is at the core. 

littlemum41
by Silver Member on Aug. 9, 2014 at 11:07 AM
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The Golden Rule is something we need to remember.
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littlemum41
by Silver Member on Aug. 9, 2014 at 11:12 AM
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Good points.

Here is how pleasant and rational minds could make  posting at CM much more pleasant.


Example:
Person A says:
The President is doing a good job.


Person B says;
He's a terrible President. You have been drinking the Liberal Kool-aid . You need to leave your little bubble.

Now,discussions would be so interesting and pleasant if Person B said :


'I disagree"  and then explained why, without personally insulting Person A.
Right???
:-)

Quoting idunno1234:

My frustration on here lies in the fact that so much is painted in black and white, wrong or right, left or right terms.  People don't really want to listen to what others have to say and I don't really get the tendency, the seemingly utter need to assign each other to one "side" or the other.  I can't think of any political label which fits me, which really fits a lot of people.  We are all so much more complicated than that.


Treating each other with respect has to include being willing to listen, truly listen.  After all, isn't that at the core of why we are all here- to be heard?


  Too often we are only here to point out how wrong the other side is.   Being willing to learn and widen perspectives would make this site into something really cool.  It would be a great place to learn, not just a site for "right" fighters.  Even if we still ultimately disagree, gaining insight as to why someone feels the way they do and truly listening to what they have to say rather than automatically dismissing it as not worthy, is only a good thing.

idunno1234
by Silver Member on Aug. 9, 2014 at 11:23 AM
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Exactly.

Quoting littlemum41: Good points. Example: Person A says: The President is doing a good job. Person B says; He's a tefribl President. You have been drinking the Liberal Kool-aid . You need to leave your little bubble. Now,discussions would be so interesting and pleasant if Person B said : I disagree and explained why, without personally insulting Person A.
Right???
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Quoting idunno1234:

My frustration on here lies in the fact that so much is painted in black and white, wrong or right, left or right terms.  People don't really want to listen to what others have to say and I don't really get the tendency, the seemingly utter need to assign each other to one "side" or the other.  I can't think of any political label which fits me, which really fits a lot of people.  We are all so much more complicated than that.

Treating each other with respect has to include being willing to listen, truly listen.  After all, isn't that at the core of why we are all here- to be heard?

  Too often we are only here to point out how wrong the other side is.   Being willing to learn and widen perspectives would make this site into something really cool.  It would be a great place to learn, not just a site for "right" fighters.  Even if we still ultimately disagree, gaining insight as to why someone feels the way they do and truly listening to what they have to say rather than automatically dismissing it as not worthy, is only a good thing.

Clairwil
by Gold Member on Aug. 9, 2014 at 11:31 AM
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Quoting littlemum41: The Golden Rule is something we need to remember.

"That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow."

--Hillel the Elder, 30 BCE, Jerusalem, founder of a famous school for Tannaïm

Pema_Jampa
by 2HotTacoTini on Aug. 9, 2014 at 1:28 PM

BUMP!

Pema_Jampa
by 2HotTacoTini on Aug. 9, 2014 at 1:30 PM
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Thank you for posting. I have posted something similar last week that was completely ignored. I am glad to see people responding now. I will try to come back later and chat some more on the topic. Again thank you and looking forward to helping out your thread. Many blessings~

Pema

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