“Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.” Jane Austen, Emma
We’ll never be able to apply the Golden Rule perfectly, or even consistently.
No matter how pure our intentions; no matter how diligent our efforts; there will always be something “a little bit disguised or a little mistaken.”
And that’s okay.
It’s not our ability to achieve perfection that determines the depth of our understanding of the Golden Rule.
It’s our willingness to continue to try, over and over again, no matter how poorly we succeed.