Treat Others the Way you want to be Treated

Have you ever noticed how when you are moody or rude to people then it seems that the world is moody and rude to you? Or when you are happy, positive and helpful, people tend to return the favour? Based in the Bible is a simple principle of “do unto others as you want them to do to you.” This is great advice whether you are a Christian or not for dealing with people.

Now I know that some of you are going to say, but I am always nice to people and there are some people that were rude to me still….. Well of course not everyone is going to be nice to you all the time. There are always a small percentage of people that no matter what are going to respond in a rude or unpleasant manner. However I can assure you that by treating people right, people will on the whole treat you right.

How do we treat others?
How do we act towards others?
Do you believe that this impacts on the way that others treat us?

So, what is the right way to treat others? What about the following ideas:

Ideas 1: Smile at people – Get into the habit of smiling at everyone you come in contact with each day. It is amazing how a smile can instant put yourself and others in a good mood.

Idea 2: Say “Hello” – Say hello to people you know and also people you do not. Have you ever noticed how at times we can walk down the street and not one person says “hello”. I am not sure how our world got to this point. However, as you walk down the street or corridor say “hello” to people. Yes, some people will ignore you, but others will return the hello.

Idea 3: Do small favours for others – When walking through doors, hold the door for the next person. If someone drops something and does not notice, pick it up and let them know. If you see an article in the newspaper that would be of interest to someone, then send them a copy. These little things do not take much time and no money, however builds your emotional bank account with others. Most importantly however these ideas develop into the habits of service which is what the business world is based on.

Idea 4: Find the positive in other people – When talking with others and about others find the positive in them. Yes there are times that this is difficult, for example someone that is not competent in their role. However they may have good intent. Then ensure that the conversations about the person include the good intent and not just the downsides.

Idea 5: Walk away – There are times when no matter what a person will rub you up the wrong way and due to you current state you cannot deal with it at the time….. WALK AWAY. Come back at a time that you are in a better state of mind to deal with the situation. This will save a lot of heart ache in the long run.

There are many more ideas that you can implement to treat others as you want to be treated. This is a start. I hope that you have many more to add to the list.

  1. Thank you for this. You have said it very well. Thank you also for following me. Oh yes, and although he didn’t actually put it into words, best regards from George.

  2. I agree with you wholeheartedly. Whenever I run into someone negative, I remind myself that something bad happened to that person that made them that way. Then I try to find a way to help them if I can. Sometimes I can’t help, but I can always listen. I am going to forward your post to my Facebook page. Thanks. 🙂

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