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Golden Rule

Here is a principle that has "stood the test of time". It has been a simple screening rule for ethical behavior that has been used for thousands of years: "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you."

A Typical Wish

"I wish that other people would treat me the way I like to be treated."

This supports the kindness and disaster relief ideals.

Making the Wish come true

Each person may vote for a world in which their wish comes true by considering how others feel and acting in an empathetic manner.

What exceptions may there be?

The following might be thought of as exceptions, but really they are just a more thoughtful and sophisticated way of handling the Golden Rule:

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