Why does it seem the simplest concepts are the hardest to grasp?

@Phelyne (129)
United States
September 3, 2008 2:02pm CST
Like, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". Not so difficult. You want people to treat you in a certain manner, you treat people in that manner. Right? Okay, so, it may not work, for certain individuals, but, as a rule, you get as good as you give. But; and though I won't go into detail about the discussion, I'm going to refer to a discussion here at myLot; you have things like this happening... In a discussion, someone completely disrespected not only the mans profession, but, the man himself. I'd be willing to bet this disrespectful person would have a cow, if he were treated in the manner in which he treated the other fellow. Don't you think the world would be a better place, if people would stop and think how they would feel or react before doing or saying things? (I understand we're all only human, and sometimes things happen to quickly and all that, and I'm certainly not claiming to be perfect myself. But, especially in times like the example I used. I mean, this was a typed response, over the internet. It didn't have to be sent.)
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
6 Sep 08
It's sad, really Phelyne, and there will always be people like this even in real life. I think those are categorized within the group of people being 'conceited' and it really hurts to see them doing hurt unto others, when in actual fact they are no better or perhaps worst. There are people that don't like to retaliate at all and just go with the flow, because consequences is a tricky thing. It would backfire on those people and they will then start to realize that the sky is high and the ground is low. I just dissed people like this and ignore them. I get away from them like they have a disease.
@Phelyne (129)
• United States
6 Sep 08
I think they do, actually. It seems like most people, that have to make other people feel bad about themselves or their situation don't really feel as good about themselves as they try to put on and/or harbor a lot of bitterness. Bitterness is an acid that eats away at people, and is spewed on others by those that carry it.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
7 Sep 08
I totally agree. And bitterness equates to hard feelings and hence revenge. Revenge is no good and no such thing as sweet revenge.
@3cardmonte (5098)
3 Sep 08
it would be much better, but then i dont think we would be human beings as we are by nature,flawed. You are so right though, we need to be more considerate, if you cant say anything nice, dont say anything at all,thats much harder than it sounds!
@Phelyne (129)
• United States
3 Sep 08
Thanks, guys! It's not so difficult, especially not when you're not face to face with someone. I wasn't preparing to say anything mean or anything, but, there have been a few times I've started to reply to a discussion and decided, nah, I really don't have anything to add to this, and moved on. There are other buttons above this box. :)
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
4 Sep 08
I agree with you a lot of people I have met in my life do not treat others like they should. I fully agree with people should stop and think how they would feel or react before doing or saying things.