The Platinum Rule –

treat others as THEY wanted to be treated

as against

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.

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