Day 132: The Platinum Rule

Recently I read about a variation to the famous Golden Rule, which is called the Platinum Rule.  Here’s a quote from Wikipedia that basically sums it up:

The Golden Rule states we should do unto others as we would do unto ourselves. The Platinum Rule states we should do unto others as they would do unto themselves. This should require an individual who wishes to apply the Platinum Rule successfully to make the effort to understand the needs and desires of the other person before acting.

I think this is pretty solid, because it requires us to be reflective and think about the other person’s perspective instead of just projecting our own onto them.  It makes a lot of sense to me, and I hope you can also see the value of it!

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