We Should All Live By the Golden Rule
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”
This is a famous phrase from the Bible, but it is not in the Bible in those exact words. Take a look at Luke 6:31 or Matthew 7:12. Almost all religions have such an expression. There are many versions of the saying, but the important thing; however, you say it, is to treat other people, as you would like to be treated. This is Golden Rule week, but I wish we all could practice it all year round.
Last year, when I started the 3rd through 6th grade girl’s etiquette club at StarShine Academy, I suggested to the girls that we use this phrase as a club motto. The girls liked that idea and we began each meeting that way. They practiced the motto during our meetings. I didn’t follow them to the playground, but I hoped they would recall it throughout the day.
I recently heard a discussion on a new movie titled, “Bully.” It is about the bullying that goes on in schools everyday and the dire situation the kids being bullied face. Some, in fact, commit suicide rather than face another day at school.
It breaks my heart to think of kids being hatefully bullied every time they step out of their home. Maybe it is because of the way they look or dress or whatever, but there is no excuse for it. I wish every school was like StarShine, a school that exemplifies the Golden Rule every single day.
By Lois Jamieson
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