The Golden Rule

Nobody asked but …

I don’t get it.  Isn’t the Golden Rule simple and straightforward enough?  I heard a young girl in the Ophthalmologist’s waiting room this morning, “Why can’t people just treat each other as they would like to be treated?”  There’s the confusion — why do people suspend the Golden Rule?  Why do they take killing implements, with malice of forethought, to a high floor of a hotel overlooking an open air concert, to shoot more than a quarter of a thousand people?  Too soon?  Then, when is it a good time to address why the Golden Rule is observed too often in its breach.  Children and thoughtful adults want to know.  Gun control is not the answer — guns do not observe the Golden Rule to the good or the bad.  It is people who forget the Golden Rule.

— Kilgore Forelle

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