Platinum Rule = Do unto others as they would like to have you do unto them. (2011)
The Platinum Rule

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How do we champion conscious travel, responsible travel, ecotourism? How do we encourage collaboration in maturing social movements?

Perhaps one way to start is by following the Platinum Rule: Do unto others as they would like to have you do unto them.

Instead of treating people how WE want to be treated, what if we were to treat others how THEY want to be treated?

How this works: Ask others what they want and treat them accordingly. Locals know their needs and their priorities.

The Platinum Rule demands meaningful consultation and conversations, particularly among those who wish to help and the people they they are assisting.

We need opportunities for broad and deep discussion in which we can ask one another how to be mutually supportive and the Platinum Rule is a great way forward.

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The Golden Rule is a decent ethical principle, but it could be even better. 'Do unto others as you would have them do unto you' presumes that others enjoy what you enjoy. But that's wrong. There are many things you'd like to have done unto you that others would either despise or be bored by. Here's a new, improved formulation, which we call the Platinum Rule: Do unto others as they would like to have you do unto them.
- Rob Brezsny, Free Will Astrology

Translating (editorial corrections requested!)



Platinum Rule
Golden Rule
The Platinum Rule
Platinum Rule: Do unto others as they would like to have you do unto them.
Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
La Regla Platino
La Regla Platino: Hacer a los demás lo que les gustaría que les hagas.
La Regla del Oro: Hacer a los demás lo que te gustaría que te hicieran.
Die Platin-Regel
Die Platin-Regel: Behandele andere so wie sie gerne behandelt werden möchten.
Die Goldene Regel: Was du nicht willst, daß man dir tu', das füg' auch keinem andern zu.

Misc from Ron


Platinum Rule involves asking somebody what they want and then doing it. This is an aspirational goal.

How would this work? Ask others what they want and treat them accordingly. People know their needs and their priorities.

I'm nowhere near perfect at this but it's the philosophy I use when traveling and when thinking about how tourism could be so much better. I contrast it to the command and control of most foundations and government operations that tell locals what they need instead of asking and listening.

At its very simplest stage it's asking permission if one can take a photo and then if there's anything that the person would like a picture of. On Facebook, it's taking a photo that can be used on the other's wall.

At a government level, it's taking the time to listen to local travel operators and visitors and figuring out ways to facilitate connections.

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