Lesson one


Treat Others As You Want To Be Treated

The Human Principle

Because humans have so many ways of sensing things, they should be considered sensitive. It is their nature. That means all humans respond the same way to what others do to them. If you hit a human so that it hurts them, no human likes that. If you lie about them so that other people think less of them, no human wants that. If you take something they own away from them, no human likes that. A human can feel pain in their bodies. They can also experience pain in their emotions. All humans prefer pleasant and respectful treatment.

The Human Principle

“Treat others the way you want people to treat you.”

What do you like?

  1. Do you like to be treated with respect instead of disrespect?
  2. Do you want to be spoken to politely instead of impolitely?
  3. Do you like to be included instead of excluded?

In general, when humans are treated respectfully, politely, and are allowed to participate, they think of it as good. When humans are treated disrespectfully, impolitely, or not allowed to participate, they feel bad. So, “Treat others the way you want them to treat you.”

Practice Lesson One

By practicing this lesson, you will begin to learn to take control of your words and actions on purpose. No matter what other people do, treat everyone you come in contact with as you would like them to treat you.

  1. Ask yourself before you say anything to the other person, “Would I like someone to say this to me?”
  2. Ask yourself, “How would I want someone else to speak to me about this?”
  3. Before you do something that will affect another person, ask yourself, “Would I want them to do this to me?”

By practicing lesson one, you will change the way you think about your Self. Here are some things that will happen.

  1. You will discover that you can control what you say.
  2. You will find out that you can control what you do.
  3. You will begin to realize you are affecting how other people respond to you.