You know about the Golden Rule, right? “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
It’s a basic standard on which all sorts of moral codes have been built, not just within Biblical traditions, but in societies all over the world and throughout history.
However, it’s not quite the same as “treat everyone like they were you.”
That is a different thing altogether.
And what if the world WERE only you? What kind of place would that be? Reddit has answers.
1. Bipolar AF?
Grumpy AF and then bubbly AF, and then Grumpy AF and then bubbly AF – they would probably all sleep a lot, and eat a mother ton of cheese.
The world would look like an emotionally unstable s**t show lol.
2. Poor and determined?
Overly verbose and neurotic.
Very list-oriented, detail oriented and a high amount of planning to maximize pragmatism.
Very idealistic and fanciful.
Also hard to tell because I am usually broke, so idk what my personality would be like with money.
I’ve been told if there were two of me in this world we’d either end up killing each other or we’d take over the world if we managed to agree on something.
I’m pretty sure it’d be a nuclear wasteland.
I don’t play well with people who think like me and magnifying that 7 billion times is not going to make things better.
We would all have bipolar depressive disorder, have addictive personalities, and a strong distaste for other humans but an oddly obsessive love and connection with nature and animals.
5. Breaking down?
Right now, the world would end because everyone would be curled in a ball having a mental breakdown and crying for 3+ hrs til their eyes are so swollen they can’t see and they’re so dehydrated from all the snot and tears.
Well there would be a lot more jazz in the world.
Jazz would be pop.
People would look down upon former pop and say “it has too little chords” (as opposed to the top many chords jazz of this world has)
A bunch of sarcastic a**holes that love Minecraft, hot pockets, anime, AOT, MHA, are broke as h**l, love children, prefer being with people a few years than themselves, stay in their room to escape from their family, non-athletic, and love junk food yet are skinny as h**l and love sleeping 15 hours a day and complaining they didn’t get enough sleep when they only slept 13 hours.
8. Super casual?
The universal greeting would be “hey man”
Even the presidential address.
Even the Pope being elected.
Even what a baby says when it’s first born.
9. Distracted and dreamy?
There would be lots of unfolded clothes and many unfinished projects, but there would also be beautiful flowers and happy birds everywhere.
10. Bitterly insecure?
Nobody would be able to work together, not because I am a self centered person but because nobody would share their ideas for fear of being told that they are stupid.
Another thing might be that all shows would be on one streaming service because spending money on 10 different streaming services would be the one problem everyone would express that they h**ed
11. No more YouTube?
We wouldn’t have any YouTube videos to watch because I’m an introvert and don’t want to be in front of the camera.
I’d be behind the camera, bit no one would narrate the videos because I can’t stand the sound of my own voice.
COVID wouldn’t have been an issue, for one.
I leave my house about once a week when I don’t have something forcing me.
On the downside industry would grind to a halt because I have very few real world skills.
It would take much longer for decisions to be made.
“Its whatever you guys want honestly”
“I personally don’t mind, it’s whatever you guys want”
“I’m good with either or, you guys can decide”
“I’m not too picky, you guys can choose”
14. A bit bipolar
It would vacillate between periods of more things being done than one can imagine, and nothing getting done at all.
Also, a whole lot of arguing over everything and anything.
One of us would start apologizing for this whole situation then we’d all keep apologizing until we die of hunger because we cannot stop apologizing.
16. Lazily peaceful
No wars, no conflict between nations, etc, just because we could not be bothered to take it that far.
We would just talk things over a pint and some good food.
We would be trying to do what’s best for our country, while trying to move towards a united Earth.
Everyone would be a good person deep-down, who cares about others and equity of humans.
People would understand that everyone has been through their own h**l in one way or another, and all people need is to be seen/heard.
But everyone would also be a secret alcoholic who can’t stop smoking weed just to make it through the day.
They’d have mental health conditions and struggle with the weight of the world, the meaning of life, and the fact that some humans can be so deeply cruel.
We’d be better and worse. I don’t love myself a ton but I know that I’m a good person that wants the best for the future pf humanity and the planet.
18. Apocalyptically distracted
All of civilization would collapse.
Not because of war, or because of resource scarcity.
The end of the world would happen because no one would show up to work on time and would lose interest in whatever job they were doing because they were watching cat videos on the internet.
The economy would collapse. Just from me not buying much of anything but certain foods.
Though this question raises questions for me – Does everyone have my personality but retain their skills and knowledge?
And do they have my personality as it is now or my personality as would be in their life situation?
‘Cause I’m very unproductive at the moment but I might be much more happy and productive in certain jobs.
I’m guessing my current unproductive-ness would not transfer to those people?
20. Dangerously curious
I’m not quite sure, but I know everyone one is likely to be respectful or efficient.
I can’t be both the world will probably be destroyed because I feel like I do have good problem solving skills and that combined with my extreme curiosity would kill me the second I solve how to form a black hole.
Peaceful and possible antisocial. I am a huge introvert and the last major party I went to was my prom.
So, no more bars or fancy parties because everyone would just hang out at home and read books, play board games, play card games or watch movies.
Also, every 100 miles there would be a big museum, aquarium, and swimming pool.
People would be nicer to one another and nobody would lose their tempers.
Everyone would go to church every Sunday and volunteer at least once a week.
It would be uh.. interesting.
Billions of shy, slightly neurotic, endlessly curious, impulsive, awkward people.
I have a bad feeling they would have some pretty rough childhoods though.
That was a major ingredient leading into who I am today.
Very little would get done.
But what did get done would either be incomplete or complete to an exacting degree.
And also we probably wouldn’t fight with each other because we all just want to be friends with each other
It would be like a nonstop party.
Everyone is super friendly and gets along.
Dress however you want.
There would be a massive brewery in the middle of town everyone gathers at and then has s**.
25. Ethical and useless
Incredibly loud and opinionated, but also honest and considerate.
People would actually look where they’re going while walking, wouldn’t have their faces buried in their phones the whole time.
‘Influencers’ and other useless people would be shunned by society.
Also the world would be a dumpster fire because everybody would be too lazy to get anything done.
Beer and weed industries would still be thriving, however.
I guess maybe it’s good that there’s a little variety out there, huh?
What would the world be like if everyone was like you?
Tell us in the comments.