Friday, 4 December 2009
04:44:43 PM (GMT)
Treat Others the Way You Want to Be Treated.
It's a rule so simple we learn it in Kindergarten. And it works real well... When
you're four. When you're four, everyone's stupid, and everyone has more or
less the same personality. Little kids either think you're mean, or fun to play with,
and they all react to the mean people in more or less the same way.
That's why for them, The Golden Rule is perfect. If no one is mean, everyone is fun
to play with.
As you get older, everyone sorta becomes mean, and acts differntly with differnt
people, and The Golden Rule fails.
Because with everyone around you being flattering to one type of person, rude to the
next, and compassionate to a third, acting friendly to everyone just makes
everyone think you're a creepy schmoozer with a hidden agenda, and or you attract a
lot of really stupid annoying people who think they're better then everybody else and
don't understand that the reason no one treats them as such is that they're stupid
I miss The Golden Rule working.
When did we all stop playing? It used to be that if a grown up left a class of kids
alone for a minute or two they start a game of tag, or make their socks into puppets.
Now we just gossip or listen to ipods. It's idiotic, and it's boring.
Far too many of my peers have to interest in playing or being adults, and I
fail to see the logic of such behavior. What's the benefit of being a teen? Less fun
then childhood, and less productive then adulthood.
I act like a four year old, and then I suffer the consequences of The Golden Rule.
The rest of the time I act forty, which is more satisfying but less fun.
Still, despite all the faults of these states of being, I will continue to act four,
or forty, but over my dead brain cells will I act fourteen.