…the Seattle man who allegedly punched a ten-year-old for being too noisy in the movie theater? I have to admit, I’ve been sorely tempted to tell off giggling, talking, texting, romping young people in the theater…but surely there are other ways to redress such a relatively trivial grievance?
I realize that these things are inconvenient (hmm, there’s that word again), but the fracas that resulted in Yong Hyun Kim spending a night in jail was a bit more costly than the price of his movie ticket, even if you add a tub of buttered popcorn and a large soda.
Mr. Kim and the nurse from JTR’s post yesterday have something in common, it seems: their inability to apply the Golden Rule. Remember this one, boys and girls?
It has a familiar ring to it, doesn’t it? A bit like “Love your enemies“, and “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”
Hmm…where have I heard those phrases before? (**Hint: click on the links.)