Golden Rule Vs Golden Rule

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“ There are two standard moral codes for interacting with others, the widely popular Golden Rule and the lesser known Platinum Rule. The Golden Rule, which seems to be almost a moral standard as variations of this rule are found amongst various religions which we sum to “Treat others as you would like to be treated.” The platinum rule is the idea that you should “Treat others as they would like to be treated ”. The Golden Rule encourages an egocentric based morality which cultivates a distorted and disconnected view of service while the Platinum Rule encourages individualism and consideration of others.
Besides the ideals of both these adages the true concern comes in practical application. The ideal of charity is often based off the Golden
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In order to concisely put my view of how service should be executed is as Ernesto Sirolli summed up in his Ted Talk , “Shut up and Listen”. In order to truly serve a person must know what the community needs and then figure out how to best provide it. Doing otherwise I believe is imposing yourself or your group on another that you feel is lesser than me. And it's not going to be that successful but rather a hassle for the community. Change and service comes in many shapes and sizes, they can be direct and hands on or indirect. A “good” or “meaningful” service experience may not be going to another country to build houses for week when you have no more experience than creating buildings with your Lego set. Sometimes it's helping cut vegetables at the soup kitchen because it is understaffed or providing the funds for the community to help …show more content…
DCReads addresses an issue that is wanting to be fixed in the given community, and is provided the desired services in an effective way.Established in 1996 under the American Reads Initiative, DC Reads has worked to improve the historically low literacy rates in our nation's capitol.(Community) The issues in education and literacy as been documented heavily resulting in several programs the creations of charter schools and laws and acts to fill the gap between students. DCReads addresses this need by providing tutoring services as well as the device of mentorship by using the resources in the community.The district-wide collaboration consists of several universities, their students, the DC Public School System, and a number of community-based organizations united under one goal of elementary school

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