[LMB] Lois-Bujold Digest, OT: Jen's comment

Bert Ricci razenna at earthlink.net
Tue Sep 13 01:09:45 BST 2011

>On the "do as you would have done unto you", I have occasionally wished
>there was a better way to say "do as the one you're doing for would prefer".
> I've had quite a few well-meaning folks do absolutely the wrong thing at
>the wrong time, because it's what *they* would have wanted done for them.

This sounds very much like a combination of Heinlien's "True love is when another's happiness is esential to your own"' crossed with "Love thy neighbor as thy self".  I just can't think of a good way to put it into one phrase.  Anyone care to try?

    Carol Gray-Ricci

- Caelum videre iussit, et erectos ad sidera tollere vultus. 
- He bid them look at the sky and lift their faces to the stars. 

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