George D. Herron and the Golden Rule Philosophy

He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.

There can never be success without happiness, and no one can be happy without bringing happiness to others. It must be voluntary and with no other objective than that of spreading sunshine into the hearts of those who are burdened. Here is George D. Herrons Philosophy on The Golden Rule.

WE have talked much of the brotherhood to come; but brotherhood has always been the fact of our life, long before ti became a modern and inspired sentiment. Only we have been brothers in slavery and torment, brothers in ignorance and its perdition, brothers in disease, and war, and want, brothers in prostitution and hypocrisy. What happens to one of us sooner or later happens to all; we have always been inescapably involved in common destiny. The world constantly tends to the level of the down most man in it; and that down most man is the world's real ruler, hugging it close to his bosom, dragging it down to his death.
You do not think so, but it is true, and it ought to be true. For if there were some way by which some of us could get free, apart from others, if there were some way by which some of us could have heaven while others had hell, if there were some way by which part of the world could escape some form of the blight and peril and misery of disinherited labor, then indeed would our world be lost and damned; but since men have never been able to separate themselves from one another's woes and wrongs, since history is fairly stricken with the lesson that we cannot escape brotherhood of some kind, since the whole of life is teaching us that we are hourly choosing between brotherhood in suffering and brotherhood in good, it remains for us to choose the brotherhood of a cooperative world, with all its fruits thereof-the fruits of love and liberty!