Week 3  -  1.15.12 - 1.21.12  -  Conscience

Materials:   Copper, Sterling Silver

Earrings Dimensions:   1.87” H x .720” W x .100” D

We all have a moral compass that guides us along our path. We make choices every day and those choices affect our lives and the lives of those around us. An angel is hanging from one ear and a demon hanging from the other, each whispering to you persuasively. Who will you listen to and what choices will you make?

The Golden Rule or ethic of reciprocity is a maxim, ethical code, or morality that essentially states:

‘One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself.’

This concept describes a ‘reciprocal’ or ‘two-way’ relationship between one's self and others that involves both sides equally and in a mutual fashion. As a concept, the Golden Rule has a history that long predates the term ‘Golden Rule’ (or ‘Golden law’, as it was called from the 1670s). As a concept of ‘the ethic of reciprocity’, it has its roots in a wide range of world cultures, from Ancient Egypt in the story of The Eloquent Peasant, to the early contributions of Confucius. This concept's framework appears prominently in many religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism, and the rest of the world's major religions. It can also be found in some form in almost every ethical tradition.