Blog posts tagged with 'Golden Rule'

The Golden Rule: Finish the Job

Finish the JobThere is nothing worse than getting something that has not been finished. OK, perhaps there are a few masterpieces that are what they are because they are unfinished, in fact because they are unfinished they are actually more valuable – but if it was a current day portrait of you and your family the value lies in it being finished.  Famously there is also Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, something that experts discuss continuously and ask why it was left unfinished. And then of course there is my home town of Cape Town where we have the unfinished highway, an elevated freeway that was supposed to have flown over the lower part of the city but was left with a gap in the middle and never completed. Again, like many unfinished items it now has some value, perhaps more than it would have if it was completed as the unfinished highway is used by numerous TV and Film producers and brings in considerable income for the city of Cape Town.

Golden Rule: Taking the Initiative

Golden Rule IitiativeIn The King James Bible Matthew 7:12 says “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” (KJV).  The verse  suggests that you should do to others as you would like them to do you and the Message bible takes the verse a great deal more literally “Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them. Add up God’s Law and Prophets and this is what you get.”

Who Is Matt Newnham and Why the Golden Rule?


Matt Newnham lives in Cape Town, South Africa and that is a very long way from where he grew up, in fact where he is and what he is doing now is as good as being on a different planet, speaking a dialect that people of Earth do not understand and doing things that only perhaps a Martian would consider normal.