When is it ok not to practice the golden rule?.

asks Scott Berkun in The Daily Post.

Scott, unless you have lived under a stone, you should know that greed-driven, “look-at-me” individuals are everywhere out around you, and they will have no regrets and no remorse misbehaving and treating you like shit just to reach their goals.

They’ll trample you on if necessary. Those monomaniacs, malignant narcissistic, morbid histrionic people could even be your closest friend or family member.

When is it OK to break the Golden Rule?

Perhaps when the people I described have done you harm beyond repair?