Creating Futures: Accepting Life’s Responsibility

October 12, 2018

Creating Futures: A Golden Rule Principle Because we are capable of creating futures we must accept that along with that ability comes—guess what?—more responsibility. This, too, is the Golden Rule. Each decision made creates a certain future, and the next decision makes another future, and the next another future, and so on. The combination of […]

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Wealthy Attacked Counter Productive to Healthy Society

July 27, 2018

Attacks on Wealthy The constant attacks on the wealthy are neither just nor logical and they are certainly not helpful. In a healthy society there will be wealthy people at one extreme and poor at the other. In the middle will be the majority ranging from “upper” middle class to “lower” middle class.  I would like […]

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Have we lost a sense of our morals?

February 23, 2018

Lost Sense of Morals Have we entered a tract to a sense of lost morals? Have we reached a period in our culture where the majority (trying to be nice I suppose) have allowed a minority to dictate how they will practice a religion and when. It seems like we can’t talk about God, so […]

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Mollie’s Golden Rule Story: Caring Angel

February 14, 2018

Caring Angel: My Golden Rule story by Mollie Ellerkamp I am always searching for Golden Rule Stories.  Since I began this thought process, Golden Rule stories just seem to be happening right in front of me almost every day now. This one pertains to a caring angel I discovered at the Hospital caring for her […]

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Get me some “edumacation!” Changing Mental Attitude

August 15, 2017

Changing Mental Attitude Many things in our lives are directly attributable to our mental attitude surrounding that life moment. The story I tell below is one of those moments. Our thinking and decision making create who we are. Yes, our physical attributes play a role, certainly, but the mental attitude we maintain in our lives play […]

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WRITING FOR FUN: THE GOLDEN RULE CHALLENGE

August 8, 2017

WRITING FUN For a most of my life I’ve been writing. Journals mostly. I collected thoughts and ideas about what was going on in my daily existence. These writings were somewhat random, with little discipline about subject or purpose. If you have followed this blog at all you’ll understand my “Apartheid Moment” and how that […]

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Selfish first: solving the reciprocity dilemma.

April 25, 2017

Selfish Delimma I am struggling with a question – maybe you can help or maybe you have struggled with this concept too?  It is the word: selfish. This word seems to always have a negative connotation.  My struggle is to find a word that means “thinking of one’s self” which does not seem negative.  Let […]

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Paradox Harmony: What reflects back from your spiritual mirror?

April 20, 2017

Manufacturing Disharmony  The paradox of the Golden Rule is that we must start with ourselves first. Looking back to my last blog post I talked about the airplane safety briefing. In that safety briefing we are advised to place the oxygen mask securely over our own nose and mouth first! And then help others who […]

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Do you recognize your individual responsibility as a two-part harmony?

April 13, 2017

Golden Rule: Two-part Responsibility Through the millennia the philosopher teachers have been telling us to “seek truth,” “grown in wisdom” or “find the way.” Our purpose is to find our way to peace and harmony. We were shown the way through statements like the Golden Rule. The Golden Rule comes in two parts; love self […]

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Understanding Law of Reciprocity as Golden Rule for Society

April 11, 2017

Golden Rule Principle⏤Law of Reciprocity The Golden Rule occurs in nearly every culture at some point. I only accidentally stumbled upon this historical reality, but it was an eye opener for me. The Golden Rule is the social rendering of the Law of reciprocity. Realizing that all the major philosophers are teaching a fundamental social […]

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