64 thoughts on “What is your golden rule?

  1. Portarossa March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    You don’t get points for potential. You don’t get points for what you *could* do, only what you *actually* do — or at the very least, what you’re actually working towards.

    **Show up, finish your projects, *then* brag about it.** No one wants to read the first third of a book.

  2. LoveliestLiesofAll March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Never phrase a demand as a request, and never phrase a request as a demand.

    Never ask a question for which you are not prepared to receive any answer.

  3. dingu-malingu March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    I have always liked,

    “Treat others the very best you possibly can when you first meet them. From then on, treat them how they treat you.”

    -Some dude, can’t remember where I heard that.

  4. OrganLoaner March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Life turns on a dime- don’t get too comfortable.

  5. edutard321 March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    If you can’t laugh at yourself you’re not allowed to laugh at others.

  6. mikeitclassy March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Dad always told me and my siblings that the golden rule was “He who has the gold, gets to make the rules.” I grew up thinking that was the golden rule til like highschool.

    Edit: and in an ironic and humorous plot twist, someone has graciously gilded me for this comment! Thank you kind person. I will now call up Dad and say, guess what Dad? I told Reddit about your golden rule, and I was gifted with Reddit Gold! Have you ever been gifted with Reddit Gold? No? Okay. So that means I have the gold now, and there’s gonna be some changes around here…

  7. InfaredRidingHood March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Spend good money on anything that separates you from the ground.

    This includes things like shoes, beds, tires, chairs, etc.

  8. BiggBoyy32 March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Think before you speak. What’s said can never be un-said and one simple sentence can stay with someone for the rest of their life.

    I actually remember very clearly being in fourth grade and my teacher told our class about thinking before you speak. She said something along the lines of “imagine getting into an argument with a close friend or family member where the last thing you say to them is I hate you, and later that day they get into a car accident and die and you have to live the rest of your life knowing the last thing you said to them was how you hated them.” That sticks with me to this day and has a huge say in what I say to others multiple times a day.

  9. RamsesThePigeon March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    ***Ramses’ First Law:***
    Absolutely anything can be entertaining if approached from the right perspective.


    ***Ramses’ Second Law:***
    Humor is just horror with a punchline.


    ***Ramses’ Third Law:***
    No matter how mundane or straightforward the story, someone will doubt it.

  10. ArcOfRuin March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Make someone else’s day better every day. Yesterday I helped a guy move his trash cans on the way home from school.

  11. xuedewei March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Do unto others 20% better than you would have them do unto you to account for subjective bias.

  12. offbrandsoap March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    take time between bites. just slow it down. and drink water.

    Idk if that’s common sense but I guess I used to inhale my food and you’re not supposed to do that. I get full when I eat like a normal person who isn’t in a hurry.

    Does this even qualify as a golden rule? I feel like it kind of is for me so I don’t throw up later.

  13. Just_Red_00 March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    If you smell shit everywhere you go then you’re probably the problem.

  14. Jay985 March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    It’s not gay when it’s in a 3-way.

  15. Y_ROR March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Never drink after midnight if you are working or driving the next day.

  16. bad__movie__fan March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Admit nothing, deny everything, and make counter accusations.

  17. doopahdoo March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    my philosophy is basically this, and this is something that I live by, and I always have, and I always will: Don’t ever, for any reason, do anything, to anyone, for any reason, ever, no matter what, no matter where, or who, or who you are with, or where you are going, or where you’ve been, ever, for any reason whatsoever.

  18. ryebreadryan March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    If you walk into an asian restaurant and there are no asians working there you turn around.

  19. Quaiker March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Admit when you are wrong, humility is extremely important.

    Nobody is infallible.

  20. I_Is_Asian March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    No one really gives a shit…so you do you.

  21. gunnerxp March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Be excellent to each other.

  22. ManMan36 March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Mine is really simple: Don’t be a dick.

    Most of the world’s big, small, and tiny problems can be linked to somebody being a dick. It’s such a significant rule that it encompasses most other rules.

  23. CynJSteph March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Always trust your instincts when meeting someone. Get a bad vibe? Keep it moving. There’s no telling what drama that person can bring to your life.

  24. 900mhz_is_plenty March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Do good things, and if you have a lot of time, do lots of good things.

  25. FailFTW March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    You get out what you put in.

  26. libertine98 March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    What other people think of you is none of your business

  27. donfelicedon2 March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Never eat the last piece of cake, unless you really want it

  28. edsonde8at March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    No office romances… no way. Very messy, very inappropriate… but, I live by another rule: Just do it… Nike.

  29. fmoss March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Be polite.

    Really. In a hurry and need to get information from someone? You can still greet them and thank them.

    Holding the door costs you nothing.

    The word thanks, even for monotonous, daily things, matters, and I judge you if you don’t use it.

  30. derawin07 March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Listen more than you speak.

  31. mavihs March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Don’t be a dick.

    That and “Forgive but don’t forget”

  32. balaenidae March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Thought of some more:

    1. If you make the moral choice at the time, you will never have regrets

    2. No one is the bad guy in their narrative

    3. Forgive thoughtlessness, get away from malice

    4. Smiling makes you happy, and hopefully others. Even when you don’t feel it.

    5. Tribes are artificial, no one is more important because they are part of your group.

    6. The most valuable trait to practise is the ability to put yourself in others shoes.

    7. Always ask for help. I love giving it, therefore so do others.

    8. Being an adult is about losing your childhood safety net and building a net for others.

    9. Venting is important, gossiping is wrong.

    10. Respect is showing you have made an effort to consider someone. Sometimes that is wearing a suit, sometimes it is giving up your chair.

    11. You are never the ‘best’ at something in a room, life is multifaceted, and nothing is linear

    12. All actions have consequences

  33. SpaceCupid March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    It’s only awkward if you make it awkward

  34. ShineSilently March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Good advice I got years ago: treat everbody (at work) like they will be your boss someday.

  35. WeRegretToInform March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    If there’s nothing you want to do, do something you don’t want to do.

    (really useful for chores)

  36. balaenidae March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    You can never regret making the moral decision at the time.

    Sure, later it may have been incorrect, but I can always know I acted with the best intentions.

    It can be major, like coming to someone’s defence, or it can be minor, such as when I don’t want to go to a party, but I think about the person planning and I don’t want them to feel ignored.

    Part two of this is that everyone is fallible, and I will always forgive someone for being thoughtless but not for being selfish.

  37. Jesus-balls March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Be nice to people in the service industry. We work our asses off for not much money. We have feelings too. We’re usually just doing what were told by the”corporate”. Unfortunately we are the front line to get the blame and abuse.

  38. Iminurcomputer March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    It’s not so much a rule but a policy I guess…

    If someone is doing something for me in any capacity without expecting compensation (i.e. a favor) they should have to do what was agreed on, and ONLY what was agreed on.

    My friends offer to help me move because when they show up, that’s all they have to do; pick up boxes, and load them up. They aren’t their to clean my shit or organize it.

    When you offer to give me a ride somewhere at 7:00am, I’m going to be on my porch at 6:55am chillin. You’re not my alarm clock or my mother. I don’t expect you to detour to drop off something for me either.

    If I ask you to help me fix or repair something above my knowledge, I’ll have the shit cleared out around it, have it accessible, ask if you need any tools or provisions, standby to offer any assistance I can, etc. Not make you dig through shit to get to it while I go sit on my phone the whole time you’re working. I want you to do as little as possible beyond actually repairing the item.

    It’s all about recognizing that no one *has* to do jack shit for me. So when they do, I want them to remember that when I ask them to do something, they will pretty much only have to do just that and nothing else. No complications. On time. No bullshit. I like to think this pays off because I feel like I have a good amount of people I can reach out to at any given time for assistance and they will often oblige because they understand my appreciation of their favors.

  39. Deathisrebirth March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Today me, tomorrow you.


    It’s simple enough.

  40. cnrdtkyo March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Always flush public toilets with your foot.

  41. AdoptedAsian_ March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    You can’t afford anything until you can buy it twice

  42. naughtymuffins March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    If it floats, fucks, or flies. Rent but never buy.

  43. Serendiplodocus March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Don’t drink before 3pm. If you’re bored, get shit done.
    Tbh, that’s more of a thing from years ago, when I was unemployed, skating around drinking a beer when it hit noon. I realised things wouldn’t change unless I changed my priorities. I binned that beer and lo and behold, things started falling into place a bit.

    Christmas and birthdays are an exception of course, those days start with prosecco or champagne.

  44. SteroidSandwich March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    You don’t deserve to complain unless you do something about it

  45. FatDabsIsGod March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    For me my golden rule is *the* golden rule.

    *Treat others as you’d treat yourself*.

    I like to think back at all my actions throughout the day and reflect. “Would I like it if Tom did that to me?” If yes, continue to do it. If no, next time that scenario comes up identify it, realize what your doing, realize how you are effecting Timmy, actively try and discontinue your behaviour.

    Everybody is allowed to make mistakes, but it takes a truly strong person to try and fix them.

  46. bertiebees March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    We work better when we work together.

  47. thehonestyfish March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Never confuse facts for honesty, and never let the truth get in the way of a good story.

  48. WeRegretToInform March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    1. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

    1.a (personal setting) Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, only naughtier.

    2. If tequila is offered, that is the optimal point in the night to stop drinking.

  49. guitarbque March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Clean up your own messes, literally and figuratively.

  50. Grg-SK March 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Applied to meetings and social functions: **If you’re early, you’re on time. If you’re on time, you’re late.**

    Friends say we are meeting at 10PM, I get there by 9PM, grab a bite to eat or drink, and relax at a claimed spot at the bar before they actually show up. If they’re late, I get to talk to other people and have a way to excuse myself to get out of that conversation. Met a girl at the bar this way:

    “Looks like my friends are here. It was nice talking to you and I hope you enjoy your night.”

    Later met the girl with her friends on the dance floor, kind of integrated our two groups with one of the outgoing guys in the group, and then I bailed because I hate social outings in fuckin’ Clarendon, Mike. Goddammit, this is why I get here early: to avoid the rush of the shoulder-to-shoulder packed bar scene.

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