|Amb. Dr. Eric Melwani|
Culture is defined by Merriam- Webster as: the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time. Thus, we must create the Golden Rule Culture where our beliefs, customs and ways revolve around treating others the same way we want others to treat us. Let us do unto others as we would have them do unto us. As we make this our way of living, we will create a Culture of the Golden Rule.
The principle of the Golden Rule requires us to treat others the same way we want to be treated. This principle is the key to global peace. When we treat others with respect, honor and dignity, we will receive that same treatment in return. Thus, strife, hatred and violence will be eradicated. When we impact our homes, we will in return impact our communities. It will impact our nation on the bigger scale, thus creating a global culture of the Golden Rule.
The principle of the Golden Rule will also create national unity. It will unite everyone when we treat others the same way we desire others to treat us. This powerful principle will bring down the walls of disunity, discord and confusion. When we are driven to do good to others, we will show them the power of love and goodness. How can anyone not respond to love and goodness? Thus, when we sow good, then we will reap good. It will be a 'boomerang effect' in that, what leaves us will return back to us.
By creating the Golden Rule Culture we are a promoting a system of honoring others. When we honor others, we are creating a culture that values others and their contributions. This will also create an environment of honor. Honor will bring positive changes to our nations; making the world a better place to live. Thus, we must live the Golden Rule and change how we treat and communicate with others.
The Golden Rule Culture will create peace amongst all people and is the most effective peace policy ever. As we speak the language of the Golden Rule, we will promote peace and goodwill to all our encounters. Thus, we must treat others the same way we want to be treated!
This article was written by Dr. Eric Melwani