I believe in this. I don t think you really have to right to abuse people. Some people think that certain groups of people are okay to abuse. I am not speaking from a standpoint of race here either. These people think that it s okay to abuse the help i.e. countless waiters and waitresses, assistants, maids, children. They also think it s okay to abuse what they deem fat people or people they believe are ugly . They believe it s okay to treat telemarketers with disrespect when these are just people doing a job I m not talking about rude or abusive telemarketers either! . I believe that the golden rule is truth that still stands, because truth will always stand. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, or your daughter or son, or spouse, etc. I urge you to read How to Win Friends and Influence People , by Dale Carnegie, over and over again. Study the lives of the charismatic. Success was written in their everyday dealings with people. Not on a superficial level but on a deeper connecting level.