The golden rule admonishes treating others as one would like to be treated.
But which others?
We tend to draw distinctions in our identifications with others, relations with others, or concerns for others. Distinctions like family or not family, human or not human.
In this diagram, I visualize common distinctions as spheres of relation or concern, and think of the delineation — from self to ecosystem — as an identity tree.
What would your identity tree look like?
Thanks for the conversations: Peter+Trudy Johnson-Lenz