I do try to follow this in my life, but I often slip up, thinking others like the same treatment that I do.
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Same can be apply to you, that's why you should treat people as you would like to be treated. Act like a jerk then expect most people to be a jerk to you. Fair game.
Completely true and I'd expect to be.But if you're treating people like you want to be treat then the jerk thing doesn't work. I would assume that you don't want to be treat like a jerk so if you were to follow the rule then that means that you wouldn't treat someone whos being a jerk as a jerk.
Well, its not a 100% true principle what Jesus is teaching but rather a general principle which the immense majority of the time will be true. You can treat someone with kindness but they will treat you like trash, but that is the exception to the rule.
Your screen name is fitting.