Originally Posted by Erin Pavlina
If someone wants to destroy me badly enough, he will, and I will die and that's okay, but I will never sacrifice my own morals by waging war upon someone that *might* kill me someday.
I don't want to start discussing the Iraq war and pre-emptive strikes. I was not even thinking of Iraq at all.
I was talking about someone actively attacking you, or some one else and you are around. Something like this: http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_9606469?nclick_check=1
In summary, a dad was beating his 2 yr old son to death, people were standing by, no one could stop him. They called 911, they tried to stop him, but were pushed back. A cop finally showed up, shot the man dead to stop him from beating his son. The poor kid was dead before the cops showed up.
The Golden Rule is a great general guideline I think. But I don't think it applies in all situations all the time. And like I said before, what if other people don't react like me.
For example. Let's say my husband cheats on me one time, never does it again, and my best friend finds out. If she applies the Golden Rule, she tells me about it because, if the same thing happens to her, she would want to someone to tell her. But if it were me, I would not want to know and just be happy being married and never finding out. So, does she tell me or not? Since we both are individuals and have different preferences.
This is what I mean. Sorry if I have offended.
I just wanted to really discuss on whether the Golden Rule applies to every situation or not. A good general rule to have, yes. I just don't think it applies to everything