I wasn’t brought up to be a religious person. I did attend church every once in a while but generally came away with thinking …what a load of nonsense. Funerals were another cause of confusion listening to somebody who didn’t know the person being buried explaining that … ‘god has chosen them to be by his side…’ blah blah blah
My parents had a very simple ethos around life which was based around… ‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you’ – which I know is a religious verse – but mum and dad adapted it to fit their life philosophy.
It was pretty simple, but having had it drilled into me from a young age, it became a bit of a mantra of mine. Before I did anything even slightly ‘iffy’ …a voice would go off in my head along the lines of …’how would you like it if that was done to you’ ….and I would stop whatever it was that I was contemplating.
So, shoplifting never happened, apples were not taken, cars were not borrowed and girls were treated with the utmost respect.
I think this is a pretty good philosophy to live by and often when watching films I replay the saying to myself – particularly when some thug is giving a beating to somebody smaller than him – i think to myself… ‘he’s going to get what’s coming to him …’
I’m pretty sure if this were made into a legal requirement the world would be a better place.
Thieves would think twice before breaking and entering somebodies house if they knew that their own house would then be broken into and all their belongings taken.
Politicians wouldn’t fiddle their expenses if they knew that their indiscretions would then be meted out to equal value on them by their staff.
The Prime Ministers wife wouldn’t fiddle her tax affairs if she knew that this would come back and haunt her.
Royal family members wouldn’t abuse under age girls if they knew that the same would happen to their children.
People who push in front of you in a queue would then be jumped in front of by others making their progress wasted.
Terrorists and bombers – if you blow up people’s houses and families then your houses and family* will be blown up. (* ok ok …bit extreme)…