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The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 07.09.2014 | Good News
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

We all learned it in Kindergarden: the golden rule. Treat others the way you want to be treated. As five-year-olds we are given many concrete examples of what this means and what this looks like. As adults it seems this rule can often be forgotten.

Sacred Space in an Unlikely Place

Phil Shepherd | Posted 07.07.2014 | Taste
Phil Shepherd

On what I like to call my "free days," I do essentially anything I want... within reason, of course (insert evil grin here). But honestly, the crazies...

The Ugly Truth About Karma

Harshada Rajani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Harshada Rajani

There were so many good times in my life, I was bound to step into some bad times. The world had only taught me how to laugh, but it knew it had to eventually teach me how to cry too.

A Timeless Measure of Success

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

She called home before the holidays and said she wouldn't be home for Christmas. Some of the family members were amazed she'd "do that" to the family. Didn't she know better? Everyone knew better than anyone the holidays were a time for family and that she should be home.

Why Are Humans So Cruel?

Michael Shammas | Posted 09.07.2013 | College
Michael Shammas

Recent science is shedding light on this question, and the main culprit at work seems to be envy. The more we envy someone, the more pleasure we derive when that person meets some horrid end.

Jesus the Liberal

Michael Shammas | Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion
Michael Shammas

A long time ago there was a remarkable man, a man who said that might does not make right, that the weak have a strength the strong do not have, and that what we call "justice" is often really injustice. He was a man who was condemned by traditional conservative society.

Sometimes a Cigar Is Just a Cigar

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 06.21.2013 | Media
Steve Bhaerman

There is no longer a trusted arbiter of the "truth" people are free to believe whatever they believe and hunker into their "silos" and receive only the information that reinforces their preconceptions.

The Golden Rule: What Goes Around Comes Around

Donna Labermeier | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

Not only is it important to be aware that treating others the way we would like to be treated is morally the right thing to do, it is just as important to understand that for every one of our actions, there is an equal and opposite reaction that we draw toward ourselves.

What We Can Learn From 'The Sopranos' About Revenge And Compassion

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 03.19.2013 | Religion
Nancy Graham Holm

"The Sopranos" is the story of an Italian-American family inside the criminal society of a New Jersey mafia in which revenge is the standard response to disrespect and disobedience. Why is immoral behavior worthy of anybody's attention?

When Will All The Madness End?

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Larry Schwimmer

If you look to the astrology in the sky you know we live in very troubled times. The astrological aspects occurring now may explain it all, even though understanding them offers little relief or comfort, especially after last week's killing spree in Connecticut.

Giving Back: A Valuable Holiday Lesson for Kids

Lucille O'Neal | Posted 02.05.2013 | Parents
Lucille O'Neal

As you're making your schedule and checking the presents off your list this year, I hope you'll take time to give your children a most important gift -- the gift of giving.

Remojoed

Will Durst | Posted 12.19.2012 | Comedy
Will Durst

Nobody cares how he did it. The main thing is: Obama got his mojo back. He remojoed. The Major Mojo Mofo no longer runs in Slo-Mo. He was focused, energized and seemed determined to not let the challenger go all Joe Frazier on his butt again.

WATCH: Ideas For Change, Karen Armstrong On Charter for Compassion

Posted 08.16.2012 | Business

“Never treat others as you would not like to be treated yourself.” Karen Armstrong describes this as the golden rule of spirituality that should b...

QUOTES: The Golden Rule In World Religions

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 06.28.2012 | Religion

The Golden Rule is commonly understood to mean treat others the way you want to be treated. It is an ethical code that has informed much of human...

Generosity or Greed -- It's a Matter of Choice

Judith Johnson | Posted 05.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

When we look outward instead of inward, it is easy to become disconnected from a deep sense of the relevance of our being and our connection to one another.

The New Fundamentalism

Jonathan Richards | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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The Zen Of Christmas

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 02.22.2012 | Religion
Mary Anne Mercer

Christmas is indeed special -- for Christians, a celebration of the earthly birth of the Son of their God, the Christ child.

Steve Jobs -- Does the Ends Justify the Means?

Joel Drucker | Posted 01.30.2012 | Technology
Joel Drucker

Having just finished reading Walter Isaacson's engaging biography of Steve Jobs, I am struck yet again by our country's twisted values.

How To Love Your Enemies (Really)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.26.2011 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

Saintliness becomes realistic by seeing it as a state of higher consciousness. "Higher consciousness" isn't a religious term, even if Christ does point to the kingdom of heaven being within.

The Importance Of Social Trust

Brad Reid | Posted 09.06.2011 | Religion
Brad Reid

Modern mobility and increasing individualism inevitably make us strangers. Nevertheless, social trust is essential to a cohesive society.

Republicans, Medicare and the Golden Rule

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

The GOP knows that the Ryan budget could be an albatross next year. So they're insisting that Democrats do that which the GOP would never, ever do: refrain from running attack ads on an issue about which they have a huge advantage.

How To Love Your Enemies

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.29.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

How are we supposed to love our enemies sincerely? Are we really supposed to pray for people who hate us? It seems almost masochistic -- a surefire recipe for psychological disaster.

Appreciating The Beauty Of Religion

Jeffrey Small | Posted 05.28.2011 | Religion
Jeffrey Small

Religion is different than politics, economics, science, history or other disciplines. These disciplines focus on the "how" or "what" of existence. Religion attempts to answer the "why."

The Power Of Self-Compassion

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

We always walk a fine line when we try to create our self-image and examine our own actions. Is there a more effective way to help us accept our human failings and be motivated to improve?

Do CEO's Have Parents and if So, Where Are They?

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mitchell J. Rabin

As a society, we really need to see "what's what" get over the money addiction and seek to equalize the madness that is now passed off as "normal" and "business-as-usual."