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The  Golden  Rule
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The  Golden  Rule
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The  Golden  Rule
The  Golden  Rule
The  Golden  Rule
The  Golden  Rule
The  Golden  Rule
The  Golden  Rule
The  Golden  Rule
The  Golden  Rule
The  Golden  Rule
The  Golden  Rule
The  Golden  Rule
The  Golden  Rule
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The Golden Rule

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An introduction to the concept of the Golden rule

An introduction to the concept of the Golden rule

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  • 1. The Golden Rule Mr. Pablo Cuadra Religion
  • 2. The Golden Rule
    • The Golden rule is a an ethical guide that helps us relate to others, and others relate to us.
    • It is an ethical guide because it leads us towards good and away from evil.
  • 3. Questions
    • In the face of tough decisions, who are the people you look up to for good advice and guidance?
  • 4. What is the Golden Rule?
    • The Golden rule can be summarized this way:
    • “ Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.
    • In other words: treat others as you would like to be treated.
  • 5. Question
    • How would you like others to treat you?
    • Would you like to be treated in the same way you treat others?
  • 6. The Golden rule
    • The Golden rule has a long history:
    • Confucius (500 B.C.) “What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”
    • Aristotle (325 B.C.) “We should behave to others as we wish others to behave to us”
    • From the Mahabharata (200 B.C.) “Do nothing to thy neighbor which thou would not have him do to thee after.”
  • 7. Jesus
    • Jesus (30 A.D) “Do unto others as you would like to be done unto you.”
    • The Golden rule is about love for our neighbor.
  • 8. Questions
    • What do you think all these great thinkers have in common with Jesus our Lord?
  • 9. Who is my neighbor?
    • My neighbor is anyone I interact with or relate to.
    • Love of neighbor has three dimensions.
    • A. Love of self.
    • B. Love of those who are closest to me.
    • C. Love of those who are strangers to me.
  • 10. Questions
    • Why do you think teenagers have a difficult time loving or accepting themselves the way they are?
    • Do you think is possible to love others while hating ourselves?
  • 11. What does the Golden rule teach?
    • The Golden rule teaches that a good person is:
    • concerned with and responsible for the well-being of others.
  • 12. Question
    • How are you concerned with the well being of others, for instance: family, friends, strangers?
    • What social issues are you an advocate for or concern with? Example: social justice, fair wages, racism and so forth.
  • 13. What does the Golden rule teach us?
    • The Golden rule asks us to place ourselves in the position of those who will be helped or harmed by our actions.
  • 14. The Golden rule
    • Example: If you don’t want to be lied to or deceived, don’t lie to or deceive others.
    • Example: If you want others to keep their commitments to you, keep your commitments to them.
  • 15. Question
    • Do you think most people think of others before they act?
    • Why do you think there is so much apathy in our world?
  • 16. What does the Golden rule require?
    • The Golden rule requires:
    • A. Restraint
    • B. Self-discipline
    • C. Sacrifice
    • D. Love
  • 17. The Golden Rule
    • Restraint: is the ability to control our impulses.
    • Ex: We have control over what we say to others.
    • Self-Discipline: The ability to restrain our desires on a daily basis , another word for self- control.
    • Example: Avoiding road rage, avoiding making rude comments and so forth.
  • 18. The Golden Rule
    • Sacrifice: The ability to give up something for the good of others and oneself.
    • Example: Giving up computer games in order to study more and get better grades.
    • Example: Getting a second job to help son or daughter go to a better school.
  • 19. The Golden Rule
    • Love: The ability to care for others with unconditional concern, or in an unselfish manner.
    • Example: The love of a father or mother towards a son or a daughter.
    • Example: The love of a son or daughter towards his or her parents.
    • Example: A boyfriend that does not pressure his girlfriend into sex or vice-versa.
  • 20. Question
    • Why do you think practicing self-control is important in making this world a better place for all?
    • Why is addiction a terrible disease in our society?
  • 21. Who are the enemies of the Golden Rule?
    • Cynicism: Cynics claim that the rule will not work in the real world.
    • Cynics claim that one must take advantage of others before they take advantage of you.
    • The truth: Do what is right, even if others fail to do so. In the end all that last and conquers is goodness.
  • 22. Question
    • Why do you think more and more people in our society refuse to follow their conscience?
    • What are some good qualities you possess?
  • 23. The end

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