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Old 02-18-2012, 09:59 AM
tigrrrlily tigrrrlily is offline
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"Trying to live according to the Golden Rule means trying to empathise with other people, including those who may be very different from us. Empathy is at the root of kindness, compassion, understanding and respect..."

Yeah fair enough, as a very good guide for ethical and compassionate interactions, but if this is the key to making things *uncomplicated*, doesn't it assume a) that we know exactly what we want and how we tick AND can communicate it clearly and that b) the things we want are never contradictory?

Similarly better self-knowledge, speaking up in the moment, saying exactly what we want - all of these are good practice for honest communication but not neccessarily uncomplicated.
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