Working with maths equations are based on one simple rule: whatever you do to one side of the equation you must also do to the other side. (Here endith the maths lesson.)
Relationships are not like equations. ‘Do to others as you would as you would like them to do to you’ doesn’t mean waiting to see how others treat you and then treating them back the same way. It means always treating others the way you want them to treat you regardless of how they treat you back.
‘You must be the change you want to see in the world.’- Mahatma Ghandi