„What you do to others, you do to yourself“.

Christian Morgenstern (1871 – 1914)

Explanation of principle 1:

Damage caused, whether physical, phsychic or financial, generates caution and at the same time distrust among the damaged persons. This leads to people trusting each other less and less in the long run. However, trust is indispensable for a functioning society, the family and one’s own personal development. Trust is likewise the basis for all forms of relationships with our own children, fellow human beings and almost all aspects of society. Causing harm also means starting a loop that in turn causes or sometimes even forces others to also harm someone again. These damage loops must be broken.

Psychological damage such as bullying or general ostracism, once inflicted, often means trauma for a child to carry into adulthood. It is rarely possible to repair this damage completely.

Averting harm to others and, of course, to oneself as far as possible, must therefore be given high priority in a socially and empathetically oriented society.

Teaching content for Principle 1 could include::

The five sobe5 principles are:

  1. Do not harm yourself or others
  2. Always be helpful and good
  3. Stay away from violence and crime
  4. Respect and d protect our environment
  5. Make yourself better today than you were yesterday