The Golden Rule is the Basis of Human Rights


Posted June 21, 2020 by stilsonlewis

Human rights are the message of our times. We are expanding our respect and appreciation for our diversity.

 
Human Rights. This is the message of the day. Each of us is human. We occupy this earth together. We are dependent on one another for the basic parts of living in our world, since most of us can't build a house from scratch with plumbing and electricity from scratch, or raise all our own food, or make cloth and then clothes from scratch. This expands. We are social beings. We create communities and cultures. We do this together.

As we are spread all over this planet, and for most of our history we have not had instantaneous global communication, we have developed different cultures in different places. This has given rise to some wonderfully varied aesthetics, languages and cultures. The choices we make about how we experience these differences are creating the fabric of our global culture. Today we do have instantaneous communication. We can build a world of all the versions of creative living and beauty. The key to this, in my opinion, is the recognition and fellow feeling we have for one another. We can raise our concept of human rights to a higher level.

It is a concept found in philosophies and cultures throughout the world. It is usually summed up as the Golden Rule. Following is a two sided approach to it that I find effective, "Try not to do to others that you would not like them to do to you." and "Try to treat others as you would want them to treat you." L. Ron Hubbard.

If we live in this way, we will always grant one another our basic human rights.
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Issued By Martha Stilson
Country United States
Categories Arts , Editorial , Education
Tags culture , human rights , Communication , philosophy , golden rule
Last Updated June 21, 2020