[LMB] another relevant Rita Rudner line

Matthew George matt.msg at gmail.com
Tue May 15 19:00:22 BST 2018

The problem with the Golden Rule is that it assumes everyone wants the same
things.  To paraphrase an old joke:

[Masochist] :  "Hurt me!  For God's sake, hurt me!"
[Sadist] :  "No."

Treating others the way we'd want to be treated ultimately requires
understanding others' desires and acting accordingly.  But that's very
hard.  It's so much easier to assume they want what we want.

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