Treat Others The Way You Want To Be Treated

I used to live by the motto “Treat others the way you want to be treated” in hopes that I would get respected by everyone around me. However as time goes by, I realized that it didn’t work out that way. I'm sure most of you have realized this by now.

I might treat you the way I want you to treat me, but you’re still going to treat me the way you want to. If you’re in a bad mood, you’re going to treat me like I’m an annoyance. If you’re happy, you’re going to treat me with kindness. If you don’t like me, you’re either going to be nice to my face and talk about me later, or you’re going to treat me with disrespect.

By treating you the way I want to be treated, I won’t get too far. However, by treating you better than you treat me I might get somewhere. By telling you I don’t appreciate how you’re treating me then you might improve. By telling you that I’m very thankful for your kindness, you might become even nicer to me. But by hoping that if I treat you the way I want to be treated, I probably won’t get too far. Because then I’m putting out an expectation by expecting you to realize that I’m treating you like that for a reason. It might have been a motto I learned growing up, but that doesn’t make it right.

I've came to the conclusion.,. that rather than saying, “treat others the way you want to be treated,” we should instead say “treat others better than the way you want to be treated,” or “treat others well without expecting anything in return.” Cause expectations leads to disappointments so it's better not to have any.

2 comments:

  1. Tyler, are you on Jack'd? Because I came across someone who used your picture but I'm not sure if it's you?

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  2. I would agree with your Motto! :)

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