for humanity's mental toolboxes

Have you ever wished for tools to help make the world a happier place?

These simple (& free!) tools could do that if they catch-on.

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 neglected.
How can people get along when some people ignore this basic step?

Fully civilized people never neglect this step when making decisions:

Imagine fully exchanging roles with everyone affected by each decision you
so one can then

Please use (and teach) the free tools below to cure this one core problem underlying almost all protest-worthy issues. 


    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 same message.

  • 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.
The front is connected to the
                back with a half twist. Can you see a resemblance to the
                1960s peace sign?

                  symbol from


   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 the 1960s.
  • 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.
It's like the 1960s Peace
                Sign except to mimic the 60 degree angle rotate your
                wrist and bend one finger at the knuckle.

Hand Peace
                    Sign from

You can reward people who've helped popularize any of the above tools by giving them a Mobius Blue Ribbon award.

Click to see how you can earn or make a Mobius Blue

Click 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.