Rules to Live by

What happens when you love your neighbor as yourself? Many things perhaps. What if you were attempt to codify some of those behaviors? Throughout the ages many lists have been compiled as rules of etiquette.

One such list was hand copied by America’s first president, George Washington, in the course of a lesson on penmanship. They are in some cases quaint – but in most every case simple wisdom that is fairly lost on today’s society.

Reading these today I thought it wise to enough to share them with you – not for a list of to do’s but rather as an example of what it means to codify love for others as you love yourself.

Feel free to hit the link.

The rules have in common a focus on other people rather than the narrow focus of our own self-interests that we find so prevalent today.

via George Washington’s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior @ Foundations Magazine.