We have heard about the Golden Principle of interpersonal relationships. In simple terms, it is stated as: do unto others as you would have them do unto you(Luke 6:31). However, this evening, we’d intend to push that idea a little bit further. Life generally responds to principles, and the results are consistent when applied correctly. The writer of the book of Matthew, Matthew, captures a similar thought as Luke did when Jesus Christ expressed it. He says:
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
The question then is, what do you want men to do for you? Think carefully, because the answer has to be something that you can do for men, maybe not on the same scale. And an added caveat is that it has to be something that men can actually do…that you can actually do. To expect men to do for you what they aren’t designed to do is to sign up for frustration. So for this principle to be exercised the scope must be understood. If you want men to give to you, the requirement is to give to men. If you want men to open doors for you, you must do the same for them. If you want to be helped by men, you must also be helpful to men.
This is not quid pro quo. This is truly how results are programmed.
Of course, we can say that it doesn’t always happen that way. But it does actually work. It’s just that, it is not the men we do stuff for that necessarily that will do stuff unto us, most times it is not. We also should not do stuff because primarily we want it to be done for us. Also, we aren’t informed of the time frame, but surely, we should do for men, what we desire men do for us. If this is understood, we will not do harm to others.
PS. We are working on adding a category on poetry to the blog. Hopefully soon, we would have that up and running, with a day or two dedicated to poetic constructions.