In life, there are certain laws that can’t help but be universal. These so-called laws of the universe are those which actively contribute to the greater good. By practicing them, you are helping to ensure that the world stays intact, and that its inhabitants remain more or less harmonious. To better familiarize yourself with such laws, here are the right questions to ask:
1. Does it hurt anyone on purpose?
The laws of the universe do not aim to purposely hurt anyone, because if they did have that characteristic, then the world would fall into absolute chaos! Something doesn’t have to be absolutely angelic to be considered a decent law, just as long as it serves the greater good. Anything that only serves to make other people miserable is something that every person should expressly avoid. What good will that do? Spreading pain and sorrow is not the way to go in this day and age.
2. Is it easy to understand?
There’s a reason why they call the laws of the universe “universal” in the first place. They have to be something that every single person on this planet, regardless of their age or gender or cultural heritage, will be able to understand and accept. They didn’t expect these laws to be for the greater good if they didn’t actually help majority of the world, right? So, if you encounter a principle that seems quite difficult to wrap your head around, it might be wise to be a little wary. If you can’t swallow it, what makes you think other people from the different corners of the world will?
3. Can it apply to most situations?
The laws of the universe can’t just be applied to a few choice situations. How can they contribute to the greater good if they only work during certain points and places in time? The more specific the situation is needed for the law to work, the less universal it will become. So, before you start making claims that certain principles have to be undertaken by most, if not all, people, think carefully about how encompassing the situation actually is. Can you imagine this event happening a thousand miles away? Can you imagine this event happening ten years in the past or ten years into the future? Be more discerning about this.
4. Does it have a gender requirement?
When it comes to the formulation of the laws of the universe, gender should never be a determining factor for anything. If you want laws that help to maintain and to further the greater good, what does your sexual preference have to do with it? So what if you’re a straight male, a gale female, a transsexual, or none of the above? The law has to work regardless of who you find attractive, because that is a personal choice that barely has anything to do with how all of us, as a collective, get by. The line has to be drawn between what concerns everyone and what concerns just a single person.
5. Will it makes more sense with age?
Would it be right for the laws of the universe to make more sense the older you get? The answer is both yes and no. Yes, in the sense that these principles for the greater good are so simple and undeniable that life experience makes each law seem richer and more important than ever before. No, in the sense that even young people should be able to grasp the law at its most basic level. So, if you want to ascertain whether a rule is universal, it has to be something that you can both explain to a child, and learn more about through your older friends and family.
Before you start to adhere to a particular rule from the laws of the universe, with the idea that this rule applies to all, make sure to assess it very carefully. The five questions listed above should be a good jumping point from which to gauge whether this rule is universal or not. Remember: it’s more important to be discerning than to be the first one out there, so tread carefully and take your chances with a clear and level head.