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The Golden Rule and the Games People Play: The Ultimate Strategy for a Meaning-Filled Life

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Does the Golden Rule matter?
It depends on the game.


"We have to shift the game before we can promote the Rule. This is why teaching morality alone is insufficient. Educating our children in the Golden Rule without teaching about finite and infinite games and zero-sum and nonzero worldviews is a waste of time. Doing so would be like teaching them the rules of chess while ins
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Paperback, 176 pages
Published October 21st 2015 by Skylight Paths Publishing (first published October 19th 2015)
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Mike Bushman
Apr 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Additive, interesting and clear perspectives on the Golden Rule for those attempting to understand how a concept so ubiquitous in religious and secular teachings can be so frequently ignored. The author makes a compelling argument for the Golden Rule as the philosophical perspective in win-win exchanges, while pointing out its failings when confronted with win-lose situations. Importantly, he also points out that many choose to operate from a win-lose perspective when win-win options are both re ...more
Eugenea Pollock
Apr 30, 2017 rated it liked it
This book was read for discussion by my Sunday School class, and I, as well as others, felt that it was stretched pretty thin. In my opinion, the author's premise would have made a better essay than a book.
Kathy
May 02, 2017 rated it liked it
I read this book with my Sunday school class. I did learn a little more about finite zero-sum games and infinite nonzero sum games and how they relate to the concept of the Golden Rule. I also learned how different traditions interpret the Golden Rule. However, the book begins to drag and becomes somewhat repetitive.
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