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

Adam Ek adam at ek-family.us
Wed Sep 14 20:28:19 BST 2011


On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 8:09 PM, Bert Ricci <razenna at earthlink.net> wrote:
>
> >
> >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.
> >
> >jen
>
> 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?
>

“Keep this command­ment, ‘Do not do to your neighbor what you would
not like to have done to yourself.’ This is the basic principle of the
law. All the rest is a commentary upon it. Now go and study it.” -
Rabbi Hillel

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Adam Ek
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