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Do unto Others…

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I learned the Golden Rule as a child from the New Testament of the Bible.  It was among the chief teachings of Jesus: Treat others the way that you yourself want to be treated. Soon I learned its prohibitive form as well:  Don’t do things to others that you yourself would resent. Since then I’ve learned that the rule was nearly universal in early civilizations: Egypt, China, India, the Near East, Greece, Persia, Rome. Religion has retreated considerably since I was young – Christianity in particular. New disciplines have advanced from the social sciences to fill in some of the