Admittedly, last night's partying in downtown Toronto (Pravda was the location of choice, check it out if you're ever in town) left me with an incomplete timeline of events. I did, however, maintain full recollection of a good conversation I had.
Nothing revolutionary nor abstract, and so often repeated that the concept's meaning usually dissipates before we even get a chance at digesting it. I can't recall how we got started on this topic, but with the typical fluidity of conversations we digressed towards the Golden Rule, which is the amalgamation of all religions' laws: Treat others the way you would like to be treated. It's beautiful how simple, yet powerful, this idea is.
Akin to theories that seem fail-proof and obvious on paper (for example the "proven" theory that states that the used car market will cease to exist), the absence of peace around the world would make it seem as though this notion has yet to conjure up in the minds of billions. And I'll be the first to admit that even for well-meaning individuals such as myself, we will inadvertently break the Golden Rule here and there.
In the verbal carelessness induced by alcohol, a friend broke the concept down into an even simpler statement - don't be a cunt.