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ABUNDANCE HEALTH ARTICLE Golden Rules for Earth’s GOLDEN AGE By Joy Rae Freeman RULE 1: You remember the Golden Rule – we all learned it in grade school – “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” That’s still a pretty good for- mula for life. If you never treat anyone with cruelty, disrespect or disregard and everyone else does the same thing, the world would certainly be a better place. RULE 1B: (Revised) “Treat Others As They Would Prefer to Be Treated.” Don’t assume everyone wants the same as you. Now we have to be careful to specify the nature of the behavior. For instance, if you are a talkative, outgoing, warm, touchy, affectionate type and you like a lot of verbal and physical interaction, you may expect that from others. But you may not get that reciprocated and oth- ers may not appreciate that from you. Some prefer less verbal communication and may feel their boundaries are being violated if someone talks too much, asks too many questions, touches them or 18 | HAPI Guide