Perhaps the new golden rule in an overcrowded world (until we can get off world) is:
Stay out of each others face unless you are explicitly invited in.
At 05:15 PM 1/13/99 -0600, you wrote:
>Mark D. Fulwiler <email@example.com> wrote:
>>Scott Badger wrote:
>>> Multiculturalism has made us aware that
>>>the old Golden Rule no longer applies. The new Golden
>>>"Do unto others as they would have you do unto them."
>>What if someone asks you to kill them? Or what if they would have you
>>give them all your money? Clearly this "New Golden Rule" still has some
>>major problems. :-)
>Agreed. Do you have an improved version that overcomes
>the problem of conflicting values in cross-cultural exchanges?
>I am not personally inclined to offer my respect to any culture's
>mores simply because "that's their way". Many cultures have
>"ways" of hurting and denigrating their members (especially the
>women, but males too). But we've already discussed this issue
>fairly recently, so I'll stop here.
Ralph Lewis, Professor of Management and Human Resources College of Business
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, California