Reboot the Future is a small foundation on a big mission - to create a more compassionate and sustainable world with The Golden Rule at its core.
Call us hopeless optimists but we dream of a world where everyone lives by the Golden Rule, (or at least tries to). And this isn't purely a philanthropic endeavor, science has shown that treating others as you would wish to be treated will lead to your own happiness.
“There is a lot of good, if emerging, scientific work suggesting people have an innate sense of fairness built into them and that the golden rule captures much of that innate moral sense,” says Kristen Monroe, director of the University of California Irvine Interdisciplinary Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality. “A lot of people instinctively follow it.”
Not only are we programmed for fairness, we benefit from it. When you start acting in accordance to the Golden Rule, you'll first notice the most obvious: that your actions are undoubtedly good for the people you help and are kind to. But you’ll also notice something else... people will treat you better too.
That is no small result. It's huge, it's potentially life-changing.
Just try it. And see what happens.
Of course, because we work for Reboot the Future, all our team members strive to live by The Golden Rule. Read more below xxx
"I’m in this because compassion, connection and community will be more important than ever as we face an uncertain future. In the face of the climate crisis, we need 'good humans' – and the Golden Rule sums that up for me. That's the kind of future I want for my children and for all of us."
"For me the Golden Rule is about fairness. It’s a lens through which you can reflect on the critical issues of our time, whether that’s inequality, exclusion or climate change. By asking 'would you like to be treated like that? Is it fair?', we have a universal principal that can hold all of us to account, including those with control over the levers of power."
"With the climate in crisis, technology reshaping lifestyle with increasing speed, and truth visibly dependent on what media you read, working out how to influence positive change can feel completely overwhelming. I think of the Golden Rule as a principle with the power to unify diverse cultures, highlight accountability, and guide effective action."