Argumentative Essay On The Golden Rule

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As soon as we start learning how to do things, we are taught right from wrong. I remember hearing about the golden rule at a very young age. My elementary school gym teacher spoke about the golden rule almost daily. It is very simple and is followed by most religions and cultures in general. From Christianity to Satanism, the golden rule means the same. The only thing that really changes is the wording. Christians have the most known version: “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” Although most people who speak about this rule are religious, you don’t have to be religious to believe in doing the right thing. Karma is another form of this rule. Though it is more of a cause and effect way of getting people to do the right thing. In Hinduism or Buddhism, etc. being nice will send positive things your way, doing bad things will fill your life with unpleasant consequences. There are plenty of cultures where the “golden rule” is not widely held. The Nazis, being the most historical example, would not have wanted to be treated the same way they treated Jewish people, the handicapped, and the elderly. No one should be treated like that. Things like the Holocaust or slavery should have never happened, but it did, and we as humans should learn from that. Sadly, not everyone has learned to treat others how they would want to be treated. Still to this day people in North Korea are treated like prisoners, and you know Kim Jong-un wouldn’t want to live anything other

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