The Golden Rule

We all know what the golden rule is “treat people the way you want to be treated” but very few of us actually care to follow this rule. Which is very unfortunate, because the world could always use more kindness; but instead we all treat each other poorly and talk bad about each other behind their backs. Then accuse them of spreading drama; the world is fake which is why I’m writing this; I’m trying to influence people to be nicer to each other and to spread positivity around them. For the rest of this week and all of next week I challenge each of you to do one nice thing a day for a different person each day. It can be a complete stranger or it can be someone you love it doesn’t matter. It can be as simple as smiling kindly at a person you pass in public; or buying someone you love a gift, because people are going to remember you by how you treat other people and not the possessions you own.

Let me tell you a story about one day when I was at the gym. It was the end of my workout and I was walking out of the building, and I was right behind this guy and he opened the door but he did not hold it for me and just kept walking; and I kept a mental note of this in my head. The next morning I was walking into the gym to begin my workout and I saw the guy right behind me, so I held the door open for him. The guy just kept looking at his phone he didnt even look up or say thank you for me holding the door open for him, and I remember that because it kinda hurt me a little that the guy had no manners.

But you cant let one bad experience ruin it for you; you should still treat people with kindness even if they don’t return it. Do nice things for people and don’t expect anything else in return, because that’s how the world is going to be a better place if we just keep doing one nice day a deed and it passes on to one person after another. Acts of kindness are contagious its been proven, because at the end of the day it matters how we’ve treated people not what we own or our occupation. At our funerals people aren’t going to talk about the stuff we owned, they are going to talk about how we treated people and the things we accomplished in life. You want to have people show up to your funeral who actually care for you because of how you treated them and you want them to remember you for those things and think of you as a good person.

You can also take this rule into business as well, customers and partners are going to remember you by how you treated them. Customers aren’t going to come back to your business if you have poor customer service; they will go find a company with the same services that treat the customer base better; but they will also tell other people about their experience with your business and that will effect your business and revenue. On the other hand if you treat them well and give them good customer service they will keep coming back for business but as well as telling other people to choose your business over others. People aren’t going to want to do business with you either if you treat them poorly. Employees aren’t going to stay with your business if you treat them poorly. Moral of the story is to just treat people with respect.

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