Since this is a cliche sort of prompt that we have, I am going to write about the most cliche rule that I follow because frankly, I do not care. I was brought up as a Christian along with both of my sisters. But, I also grew up in a STEM family; a family of science, proof, and logic. After a few years, we stopped attending Church every Sunday. From every weekend, to every other weekend, to once a month, to Christmas and Easter. Now, it’s been two years since I have attended a service. But throughout those years, I have maintained the ultimate, above all, cliche Christian Principle. The Golden Rule: “All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.” In more modern English, “do unto others as you would do unto yourself.”
Most people tend to symbolize this by wearing a cross around their neck. But, since I do not identify myself as a religious individual, I tend not to have a cross around my neck. In fact, the symbol, the tangible, solid, concrete that I possess is nothing. I try my best not to stand out, or stand for anything openly. I dress plainly because I want to be approachable. Sure, it started because of the dress code of the middle school I attended, but I maintained this blandness so that complete strangers do not feel threatened by me. I want people to be able to approach me with questions; ask about direction; ask for help in dire situations. It has happened and it works. So the absence of spectacular characteristics, I would think, makes me approachable.
Now how does this tie into the golden rule? Well I’m not really sure because I just type what I think and tie it in somehow. The most supportive example I can come up with is that I want people to be able to approach me and I want other people to be approachable as well.
So I want everyone in the world to be just as friendly and everyone should be able to be kind to each other and not be judgemental based on appearance. Therefore, I tend to not wear anything provocative so as to not offend or obscure anyone.
Treat others the way you want to be treated and by that I want everyone to be approachable. Therefore, I am trying to be more approachable and I try to approach others.