We grew up on the golden rule…you know, do unto others as you would like done unto you…something like that, right? The only problem is the assumption that what I want done unto me, you also want done unto you. Are you sure about that? I have been known to walk up and hug total strangers….space? Who needs that? If I like it, you must also like it. Isn’t that kind of like saying if I like sushi, you should like sushi. If I’m catholic (well, I was)…you should be catholic. Honestly, judgement mixed in with ego is all over the place. Truthfully, we should do unto others what they want done unto them. Of course, then we’d have to bother enough to figure out what others want done unto them.
Wendy (Naarup) Theisen is a mom, an award-winning speaker, an author of five books, a rape survivor and an Ironman. She believes there’s a difference between being victimized and being a victim.