Eye for an eye, can be explained further by saying," You hit me, I hit you."
The first thing that comes to my mind is that episode of Full House, entitled A Pinch for A Pinch, where Michelle & Aaron fight over an animal cracker. It results in a pinch-fest, and Michelle learns that what Uncle says, does not ALWAYS go.
(classmate takes Michelle's animal cracker)
Michelle: Hey, you ate my elephant!
Aaron: It's in my tummy now, ha-ha-ha!
The good old adage, as Uncle Jesse explains it is justified because, "There's a real world out there, and these kids need to learn to stick up for themselves." Although I see his viewpoint, I think that this simple belief is the reason for much of the negative things in this world. In a world of opposites, a smile for a smile would be a better way of teaching a simple fact of life.
It brings out doing positive to get something positive in return. For example, think of a boss. If he reprimands his employees and focuses on their negatives, all he'll get back is sneers, dislike, and possibly less dedicated workers. It is a counter-productive approach, whereas my upheld smile for a smile alternative would make the situation go as follows:
A) Boss gives constructive criticism, and positive remarks to help boost & motivate his employees.
B) Said-Employee will feel appreciated, have a goal of improvement to work towards & dedicate him/herself to this higher standard
C) All involved get a piece of the cherry pie =)
Anyway, the reason I got into this was because I got to thinking about how positivity (positive thinking/acting) is relativity. Like attracts Like. So if you exude positive thoughts/actions..etc., it is only relative that positive things will result. Not only for yourself, but each other. If everyone looked out for everyone else in this way, the world would be a much better place. Therefore I will do my part, in my own little world, to do unto others, as I would like done unto me.
" You think of me, and I'll think of you... "