We have all heard some version of:
“Treat others the way you want to be treated.”
I don’t agree.
The phrase suggests that we act on our assumptions, making no effort to understand each other or gain a new perspective. This is not the way for kindness or collaboration.
I'd like to propose a rewrite:
“Treat others the way they want to be treated. Ask, listen, learn, understand.”
Related: BL&T No. 025: Practicing Vulnerability
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