“Always treat all others as you would like to be treated yourself.” Expanding the Golden Rule The Golden Rule — “Always treat all others as you would like to be treated yourself.” “Don’t do to others what you would not like them to do to you.” Look into your own heart. Discover what it is that gives you pain. And then refuse, under any circumstance whatsoever to inflict that pain on anybody else. “People have emphasized the importance of compassion, not just because it sounds good, but because it works. People have found that when they have implemented the Golden Rule as Confucius said, “all day and every day,” not just a question of doing your good deed for the day and then returning to a life of greed and egotism, but to do it all day and every day, you dethrone yourself from the center of your world, put another there, and you transcend yourself. And it brings you into the presence of what’s being called God, Nirvana, Rama, Tao. Something that goes beyond what we know in our ego-bound existence.” — Karen Armstrong at TED “Always treat all others as they wish to be treated.” As I close this article I quote my favorite lines in The Color Purple. Celie’s right, you reap as you sow. hopefully in love, not evil. . Celie: Until you do right by me, everything you even think about gonna fail! Celie: The jail you planned for me is the one you gonna rot in! Celie: Everything you done to me, you already under, you.