Not sure exactly where i saw this sentence but it stuck and i decided to drop a line, or 20 on it.
“A rule of thumb for a satisfying life is to treat everyone as if you were going to die by midnight.”
Here’s why i quite disagree: if i were a raging psychopath on the loose. A serial killer from the deepest depths of hell, and i was gonna die by midnight. i sure wouldn’t treat people nicely. i mean, i haven’t been a psychopath before but i’ve seen enough ‘Criminal Minds’ and ‘Bones’ to know that it won’t make the world peaceful. Though it would give me, assuming i was that serial killer, a satisfying life.
But then a rule of thumb is a principle with broad application that is not intended to be strictly accurate or reliable for every situation so maybe i shouldn’t be worried. But you should be! What if i have till midnight to live??