Black and White

Submitted by ub on Thu, 01/05/2023 - 05:05

What is black and white and should also be a must read all over and everywhere by absolutely every human being on earth today?

Following these self help blocks of lifeline advice actually do work and interestingly cost nothing more than effort and individual commitments.

The best and only effective self help are words from a family member, a trusted friend a personal mentor, or arm chair philosopher about the human experience and making an earnest effort to try and get along with others and treat everyone like you would want to be treated.

The Golden Rule is the principle of treating others as one wants to be treated. Various expressions of this rule can be found in the tenets of most religions and creeds through the ages. It can be considered an ethic of reciprocity in some religions, although different religions treat it differently.

The golden rule can be formulated in three main ways:

  • Positive/directive form. The positive formulation of the golden rule states that you should treat others the same way you would want to be treated yourself. This suggests, for example, that if you want people to treat you with respect, then you should treat them with respect.
  • Negative/prohibitive form. The negative formulation of the golden rule states that you should not treat others in ways you would not want to be treated yourself. This suggests, for example, that if you don’t want people to say mean things to you, then you shouldn’t say mean things to them.
  • Empathic/responsive form. The empathic formulation of the golden rule states that when you wish something upon others, you also wish it upon yourself. This suggests, for example, that if wish ill toward someone else, then you are also wishing ill toward yourself.

Finally, no good student shows up for their final exam without doing all the work that requires studying, and only running on ambition and self confidence that everything would turn out fine in the end. No pain no gain means that there is a reward for hard work and that one cannot expect any reward without that. The ‘pain’ in the idiom does not necessarily refer to physical pain: it is a metaphor suggesting that however uncomfortable or difficult the effort may be such hard work is necessary in order to reap the benefit. High achievement never comes easily.