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Grassroots Wisdom Book


Through the generosity of Craig Cline, a friend of CfC, we offer the world an updated version of the Golden Rule called GoldenRuleism. It reads:

Do for all others, both directly and indirectly, what you would want done for you. Don’t do to any others, either directly or indirectly, what you wouldn’t want done to you.

Most versions of the Golden Rule are easy to remember and to repeat but they are often harder to practice. Yet that's what it takes - daily practice. Imagine for a minute how different our world would be if everyone practiced GoldenRuleism. 

GoldenRuleism rises from the expanded application of the moral and ethical precepts that are both religious and secular. Although the Golden Rule is found in most of the world’s major religions, it predates all sacred texts. Anyone can choose to live by it. Our Number One Rule has universal applicability. Simply said, when we choose to live our lives in accord with the intent of the Golden Rule, we adopt sets of morals and ethics to guide us.


  • Pledge to live by and practice the Golden Rule / GoldenRuleism 
  • Make time each day to brighten someone's day or to lighten their load in some way
  • Notice and acknowledge when someone else is being kind, helpful, generous, and caring
  • When needed, call out the harmful actions of others
  • Download a PDF of the GoldenRuleism booklet here!



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