Month: June 2017

The ‘Golden Rule’ isn’t always golden 

The ‘Golden Rule’ isn’t always golden 

the silent wave

You’ve probably heard the old adage, “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

That’s known as “The Golden Rule”.  And it is indeed regarded as golden…

…in a neurotypical world, by neurotypical people, that is.

At first glance, it appears universal, an undisputed truth, a law of human nature.  Every major world religion teaches some version of this concept.  Even those who don’t subscribe to any religion or belief in any kind of supreme being would probably agree on this tenet.

But as with practically every rule, there are exceptions.

This “Golden Rule” isn’t quite so universal, when examined through an Aspergian/autistic filter–at least, not through mine.

“Do unto others” doesn’t actually apply much to me at all.

Sure, there are some “given”s.  For example, I wouldn’t hit someone, because not only is it morally wrong to bring harm to another living being, but I wouldn’t…

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