Friends, we all love them! As humans they’re so important to us because as human we’re social animals, this is obvious because from birth everything we do is aimed at communicating and connecting better with one another. When dealing with one another one rule we’ve heard many times is the Golden Rule “treat others how you’d like to be treated”. We hear this all the time but no ones never really questioned it. So today we come to you with a more updated rule, one which will truly help you connect with others.
So let’s dissect the Golden Rule a little. Everyone is different, everyone likes and dislikes different things. So does it really make sense to treat people the way you’d like to be treated? Let’s use an example. Let’s say my favourite food is pizza and your favourite food is sushi. If I gave you pizza just because I love it, wouldn’t that be a little selfish? Surely if cared about you and cared about your feelings i’d give you sushi. The same applies with the way you treat others. A big mistake we make as humans make is expecting people to react to things the way we do, and if you think about it that really doesn’t make any sense.
Connecting with people is about putting how you feel aside, taking their feelings into consideration and catering to their needs. So try it out, use the Platinum Rule and see how much it makes a difference.
“Treat others how they want to be treated.”