When I was a kid, when my friends didn't want to play what I wanted to play, my response was often less than Christian. I'd go whining to Mom (picture on the left) who dried my tears, fed me cookies or brownies washed down with a glass of cold milk, then while I munched we'd talk about it. Mom believed in the golden rule. She'd repeat it, then say, "Dear, you get what you give."
Huh? I wasn't giving anything. I was getting hurt.
She explained herself. She said that the way we treat others determines how we will be treated. Then she asked, "Have you been treating the other kids the way you want them to treat you?"
Head hanging I'd say, "No."
Then she'd say, "Why don't you try it?"
I'm pretty sure this kid was too self-centered to learn that lesson right away.
Why is it we expect others to treat us like royalty when we treat them like peons?
Seems even some world leaders haven't learned this lesson.
If we want respect, we must respect others. Simple, isn't it?