for humanity's mental
Have you ever wished for tools to help make the
world a happier place?
These simple (& free!) tools could do that if
Have you ever noticed how society's biggest
social problems have almost always been caused by empowered
decision-makers blatantly breaking the golden rule in big, obvious
ways? Once you see that, it's rather amazing that our
language still lacks commonly used root words for the basic
decision-making step those trouble-making decision-makers
How can people get along when some people ignore this basic step?
civilized people never neglect this step when making
exchanging roles with everyone affected by each
decision you contemplate
so one can then
DECIDE AGAINST DOING TO OTHERS WHAT YOU WOULD
OBVIOUSLY OBJECT TO.
Please use (and teach) the free tools below to
cure this one core problem underlying almost all protest-worthy
A root word that can tell
people who have obviously decided to break THE GOLDEN RULE
in some big, obvious way....that they are behaving less
than fully civilized.
- If you don't have such a word in your
vocabulary, consider making one up! We need one!
- Alternatively, adopt one (or all) from
the collection at:
- Combine the root
word(s) with your favorite prefixes and suffixes to
add a versatile toolset to your mental toolbox.
A graphic symbol to convey that
- Here's one based on the single sided
object known as a "mobius strip" --->
- It's as single sided as the decision
NOT to break the golden rule is for civilized people.
- A half-twist mobius
strip with the correct length to width ratio
(~5.2:1) can be flattened into a hexagon baring a
retro-cool resemblance to the "peace
sign" popular in the 1960s.
- Making up your own
graphic is also welcome. The main idea here is
that we need ways to ask decision-makers to apply
the golden rule's simple thought experiment of
exchanging places and then at least act civilized.
A hand signal to also
convey the same idea.
One idea is to mimic
the 60 degree angle within the mobius strip symbol.
This also has a
retro-cool resemblance to the "hand peace sign" from
Note: to get to 60
degrees, most people will need to have their palm
roughly perpendicular to the person they wish to
send the message to (advising against breaking the
golden rule in big, obvious ways).
Making up your own
hand signal is also welcome since each of these
suggested tools will probably be demeaned by greedy
organizations. A series of symbols, signals,
and root words may eventually be needed.
You can reward people who've helped popularize
any of the above tools by giving them a Mobius Blue Ribbon award.
here for some ideas for ways to earn a Mobius Blue Ribbon.
The National Science Foundation sponsored National Public Radio
Show Radiolab created these 2 excellent segments highlighting
how critical words are to thinking and perceiving:
Without an action word for the act of applying "The Golden Rule
will we remain blind to its violators somewhat like the Himba
people in the above clip seem blind to the color blue?
After listening, ask yourself whether team-humanity has been bad
at ballot-box questions in a similar way as the people who lacked
"think-words" were at the toy-box question.