The Gold Standard

I’ve wondered this very thing for years when it came to politicians – how do they ignore the bull@$%& they’ve done or said, then get riled up when the same things are done or said to them… Thank you to I Pledge of Allegiance for putting it so succinctly.

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Remember when you were a child in school and one of the basic requirements was to learn about how to get along with others and to learn how to share with and respect others and how not to be a bully, or snob, or selfish, or a rumor monger? It was all a part of what was called socialization and learning how to live within a society of varied others who had different backgrounds yet shared the same basic tenet of “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

That was called the Golden Rule and everyone has heard about it and just about everyone also recognizes it as the most important rule among all of the learned rules of childhood.

Consequently we were also taught that if one chose to live in opposition to that Golden Rule then one should also get used to a life…

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