We’ve all heard of The Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Many of us strive to live by this rule. It implies the basic assumption that other people would like to be treated in exactly the same way you would like to be treated.
Then there’s The Platinum Rule: “Treat others the way they want to be treated.”
The Golden Rule is all about you: you simply assume that everyone should want what you want, and you’re going to treat them accordingly. The Platinum Rule accommodates the feelings of others. For a more cat-centric explanation, using Allegra as an example, click here.
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