Treat others as you like to be treated yourself; this is pretty much the one principle that I try to run my life by.
To me it sums up all the various rules, doctrines and principles that others prescribe. It also makes me be honest with myself.
I feel it generally works as a life rule except I guess if you are a masochist or some such and then it has flaws!
I haven’t really much more to say on this post as I think the above says enough. I try to follow this but I’m no saint by any stretch of the imagination and I do fail. This though is my simple philosophy for life.