Are the Golden Rule(s) Still Golden?

BOX SCORE: Doing Unto Others
Are the Golden Rule(s) Still Golden?

Puzzle Summary:

"Do unto others as you would have them do onto you" is the most widely known version of the Golden Rule. However, there is an inverted version that is also thousands of years old which goes, "Don't do onto others as you wouldn't have them do onto you."

ONE PARROT hopes that people would just treat other people better out of the kindness of their hearts. THE OTHER PARROT fears that other people will treat them unfairly so it's best to treat them unfairly first.

It's impossible to live a life that doesn't inevitably have friction in human interactions, family, friends, acquaintances, strangers, perceived enemies, real enemies. How we deal with those frictions defines our culture, norms, humanity, and how we get along with each other. Both Parrots make their good points over and over and over again. What did our nonpartisan scoring system say?                       

BOX SCORE for the Golden Rule(s)?
Weighted-Average Forecast

:67%: ± 8% Nonpartisan Score
Sides of the Table 4/4
Wall of Information 6/8
Cultural Windows 11/16
Columns of Bias 6/8



Top Four Key Reasons in Favor of the Golden Rule(s)

Don’t be rude
Live and Let Live
Service is an honorable profession
Strive to offer a living wage


Top Four Key Reasons Against the Golden Rule(s)

Young adults need automatic weapons
Discretionary late term abortions
Planetary and climate indifference
Public or private sector red tape


Where Can We Agree?®: Four Odd Couples In-Favor

Ethicists Democrats & Materials
Exporters & Importers
Underrepresented & Ag States
Rural PT & Deep Reader Independents


Where Can We Agree?®: Four Odd Couples Against

Planet First Democrats & Hawk Republicans
Activists & Corporate Lobby
Federal Payroll & Landlords
Free Press & Border and Order Republicans


Four A-hah Moments

(Yes) Don’t cut corners at work or on the road
(Yes) Creating good paying jobs

(No) Not giving service people common courtesy
(No) Not treating immigrants with respect


Politics 4.0 DNA (ACGT) Conclusion

We predict a 67% strong super-majority of roles in this country to support the Golden Rule(s), with a an above average error margin of  ± 8%.  Thrift (T) types point out that being nice doesn’t cost anything. Abundance (A) types see a more fulfilling life. Commerce (C) types see a more productive workplace with happier teams. Governance (G) types see less civil unrest and mass shootings.

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