Originally Posted by almightywood
The golden rule is: do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
When you throw it into reverse, it basically goes: Do unto others as they would be done unto.
You've said this before in this thread and I believe Mal correctly pointed out - if you follow the golden rule, you cannot follow its reverse without violating it. If you would treat others kindly, because that's what you want to have in return, but then are treated rudely in return, to then decide to treat people rudely back (while believing in the Golden Rule), means that you would have people treat you rudely, justifying their initial response.
So which rule do you believe in?
Oh, and we don't talk to babies in annoying little voices because that's how babies are, so your analogy is completely off. We talk to them in annoying little voices to get their attention and entertain them because their brains are still an amorphous, developing sponge. Exaggerated tones help get emotions across, like we do with pets - sharp, loud noises for distemper, higher pitched noises for approval. That said, I'm going to speak normally to my children as much as possible.