The Silver Rule

Let's explore the silver rule.

What is the silver rule?

If the platinum rule is “better” than the Golden Rule, what would a silver rule look like? (I like stretching good ideas even further than originally intended, an idea I took from Brian Chesky).

A Silver Rule would be something that is often treated as secondary to the others but still important and valuable. It is also in the format of “Treat x as X wants to be treated.”

Here’s my proposal for a Silver Rule: Treat yourself as you treat others—a nice inversion of the Golden Rule.

Gretchen Rubin’s four tendencies framework

In Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies Framework, she splits people by how they respond to inner and outer expectations, which seems very apropos to this topic.

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