The Platinum Rule –
treat others as THEY wanted to be treated
The Golden Rule –
treat others as YOU wanted to be treated
What is it then?
Platinum Rule is respect for others and self-effacing
while Golden Rule is self-preservation and self-respect.
The Latter, YOU is a resolute whereas
The Former is a reaction from a perception of people
you run counter with
The Former a pleaser, the Latter, a take-it-or-leave-it stance.
Whichever, one thing for sure
you cannot be a Platinumist (is there such a word?)
and a Goldener (stretching too far!) at the same time.