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THE GOLDEN RULE MIGHT WORK IN AN IDEALIZED EGALITARIAN SOCIETY BUT NOWHERE ELSE!!!

The golden rule is really a statement of reciprocity or a back and forth exchange of something such as a behavior or actions.

Do to others what you want them to do to you. or

Treat each other as they would like to be treated themselves. or

Do unto others as we would be done by. or

Do unto me as I would do unto you.

While this rule has valid meaning in an exchange between two humans with the same or similar socioeconomic status, the same or similar moral values or basic beliefs, and the same or very similar religion, it is unworkable between very unequal humans with wide differences in ability, wealth, morality, beliefs, religion, etc.

If one human is healthy, very talented, well educated, has integrity, is wealthy, and maybe even has celebrity status and the other human is unhealthy, very ignorant or badly educated, has limited ability, is morally flawed, is financially destitute or on permanent welfare, and has a lousy reputation- the wants, desires, or needs of the two individuals or humans are as different as night and day and the question of just reciprocity or exchange becomes a very complicated issue and not intuitively obvious.

The greatly handicapped destitute human would probably want and desire at least half or more of the wealth of the talented celebrity. Is that a just social solution? Definitely not, so the egalitarian golden rule crashes and burns in this example!

The golden rule definitely does not apply to very unequal humans and unfortunately it is a fact of life that humans can in fact be very different from each other despite the fact that the majority or common humans have many more similarities and the golden rule would apply a little more relevantly to them.

Historically in a mostly agricultural society where most were farmers and craftsmen with similar income levels and common religious values, the golden rule made much more sense. Even now in a very unequal society the rules of polite reciprocal etiquette amongst most members of society apply and are still relevant.

In an egalitarian or collective society whose unrealistic aim is to make everyone EQUAL in health, wealth, ability, education, etc. the golden rule of reciprocity would apply in almost all cases because everyone would be thought of a being equal in all ways biologically and environmentally or circumstantially. The factual reality is that everyone is born biologically different with the exception of identical twins, and almost everyone is brought up in different environments or circumstances which impact how they will ultimately turn out in life.

The reciprocity of the golden rule is an interesting philosophical idea but the reality is that it is a very bad guide or has minimal value in solving social and individual problems. The golden rule in too many cases is just not a just principle to follow.

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6 PRINCIPLES OF EFFECTIVE PERSUASION!!!

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The provided link gives an excellent presentation of the 6 major keys to successful persuasion which have been validated by science.

Very briefly if someone likes you, if you are an expert or authority figure, if you do them a favor first, if many have been persuaded already, if they have made a commitment, and if scarcity is emphasized then you are more likely to persuade successfully. Enjoy!!!

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13 IMPORTANT HABITS OF MASS INFLUENCERS!!!

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Influential humans are valuable to others by solving major general and/or specific problems in their many or mass “customer” lives.

Influential humans are valuable to other influencers by being able to solve some major general and/or specific problems which the influencers may have at the moment.

Influential humans are good public speakers and can communicate to relatively large interested audiences.

Influential humans are authentic and passionate and greatly care about what they are doing and want to do it with humans of integrity whom they can respect and trust.

Influential humans seek out other mass influencers and try to develop schmoozing or networking relationships at the least and closer friendships if possible with bigger influencers always in an atmosphere of mutual respect and admiration.

Influential humans prioritize relationships with other mass influencers and try not to waste their precious time on influencers with minimum potential to help promote their goal(s).

Influential humans understand the power of two way communication necessary in reciprocity or the power of exchange of mutually beneficial information and favors.

Influential humans try to become the formal and/or informal hub of a community of influencers which keeps building in strength and membership with duration.

Influential humans are inspirational and can motivate you to follow the idea or vision which they are trying to sell rather successfully.

Influential humans repetitively take actions directed towards their goal(s) and when indecision strikes and they aren’t sure what action to take they seek advice and guidance from those who should be in the know or have greater influence.

Influential humans try to give back to the community at large some of their success by promoting their own philanthropic cause(s) and/or the philanthropic causes of others whom they admire and respect.

Influential humans, when appropriate, introduce two or more influential humans with one another making sure to inform or stress the laudable achievements of either party to each other.

Influential humans are generally honest, sincere, trustworthy, dependable, empathetic, friendly, competent, confident, decisive, and have a very good if not excellent memory for names. They excel in emotional intelligence.

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6 WAYS TO PERSUADE OTHERS PROVEN BY SCIENCE!!!

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Very often you would like to persuade someone or get someone to say yes and agree to a suggestion or offer which you are making. There is an excellent link at the end of this blog which explains this very well in a video presentation.

If you want to view the excellent video at a later time then here is a brief and somewhat dry introduction to the topic.

RECIPROCITY: Humans are more likely to reciprocate, give back something, or be persuaded better if you do them a favor in a nice way first or give them something useful free as a token of your potential generosity.

SCARCITY: If humans sense there is a scarce service or product available which seems to be in short supply then there is a tendency to want to get it right away for fear that it will no longer be available again.

AUTHORITY:  An opinion, advice, or guidance from an authority figure with years of experience or expertise in a job is viewed more favorably than a generic or doubtfully qualified individual’s advice or guidance.

CONSISTENCY: Humans like to be consistent with what they have done in the past and if you can get prior commitment to something then chances are greater that they will follow through when asked again.

LIKING: If you share something that you like in common with a human that you are trying to persuade which may be as simple as a mutually liked food then there is more of a tendency to be persuaded or liking what you have to offer. Humans like others who are similar to them, pay them some nice compliments, and have a cooperative attitude in reaching future goals.

CONSENSUS: If you suggest or present evidence that as many as 75% of humans  who have much in common with the one whom you are trying to persuade  are buying or doing the same thing then the probability that they will also want to buy or do that something increases. This is an example of the herd instinct or wanting to become part of the same crowd of similar humans.

http://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/this-10-minute-video-teaches-you-exactly-how-to-persuade-others-proven-by-scienc.html

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT RECIPROCITY

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Reciprocity: n. exchanging subsets for mutual benefit

If you give something then you increase the probability that you will get something in return in the near and sometimes far future.

Give money and you can buy something, be friendly and humans will probably reciprocate the friendliness, do someone a favor and they will be more likely to do something for you, have a respectful conversation and it is more probable that you will get respectful conversation back.

Reciprocity is one important key to successful human relationships but it must be a moral interchange where no one is intentionally being deceived, lied to, stolen from, or exploited.

Unfortunately, bribing politicians to get unjust treatment in return with special interest laws or tax breaks which favor the bribers is also a form of criminal reciprocity which the society is tolerating to an ever greater extent.

“You scratch my back and I will scratch yours” needs a moral foundation if it is not to degenerate into unjust coalitions which steal money from the rest of us who are taxpayers or steals our health with bad food and addictive artificial drugs which benefit big conglomerates but not the average and poor citizens of a country or world.

 

 

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