Golden rule of the ancient history

imageSocial Grace Lesson
By Olu Kolade
Golden rule of the ancient history

"Golden Rule Sign"; that hung above the door of the employee'
was owned by Toledo Mayor Samuel M. Jones.
The idea dates at least to the early Confucian times (551–479 BCE), according to Rushworth Kidder, Simon Blackburn also states that the Golden Rule can be found in some form in almost every society.

In our social grace class 3-6 (Sunflower) and 6 to 10 (Lilly), we examined the golden rule ‘’ do unto others as you want them to do to you’’
This topic was introduced to the kids as possibly the earliest affirmation of the maxim of reciprocity, reflecting the ancient Egyptian goddess Ma'at, as appears in the story of "The Eloquent Peasan", which dates to the Middle Kingdom (c. 2040–1650 BCE): "Now this is the command:
“Do to the doer to make him do"
Also, a late period (c. 664–323 BCE) papyrus contained an early
negative affirmation of the Golden Rule: "That which you hate to be done
to you, do not do to another”.
The maxim may appear as a positive or negative injunction governing
 Treat others as you would like others to treat you (positive or directive form)
 Do not treat others in ways that you would not like to be treated (negative or prohibitive form)
 What you wish upon others, you wish upon yourself (empathetic or responsive form)

Whichever form this rule comes, the principle is clear and my kids understand this. We make it a slogan in our class and we try to make use of it. This golden rule has become a major contributor to the serenity, peace and success of our class.
Readers, if the little kids accept to adopt this, you can adopt it too and create a better world of peace with love and unity and without war.


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