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Are There Loopholes In The Golden Rule?

The idea of treating people the way you want to be treated is not based on the idea that everyone has the same likes and dislikes.

Consider the example of a person who is thinking about what donuts to pick out for her friend who is staying in a hospital for a brief recovery period.

As more people from the public begin to become Christians, they will start to ask how they should think about the Golden Rule when people have different likes and dislikes. They will ask how they should treat others the way they want to be treated. It will be wondered if there are loopholes in this rule. However, one only needs to go a little below the surface of the Golden Rule’s general meaning to find the answer.


The idea of treating people the way you want to be treated is not based on the idea that everyone has the same likes and dislikes but instead that people should think about how they would want to be treated in other people's shoes. However, the Golden Rule is also based on the fact that human beings do share some common characteristics that help them to think about how other people want to be treated.


Consider the example of a person who is thinking about what donuts to pick out for her friend who is staying in a hospital for a brief recovery period. In applying the Golden Rule, she doesn't pick strawberry frosted because she would want someone to buy her that kind. She buys strawberry frosted donuts because she knows it's his favorite. She also knows she would appreciate that kind of thought and consideration, as most people would, if she were in that hospital bed.

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