Rob Lowe isn't necessarily my first go-to person for good advice or universal truth, but there's a quote from his book, Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography, that reminded me of something Jesus said.
After years of working with, or getting to know, actors like Jodie Foster, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Mike Myers, Jennifer Garner, Sally Field, George Clooney, and many others, I can tell you that stars are almost always the most gracious people on set. It's part of the job and they know it. You don't survive to become a star if you have a bad attitude.
In my twisted way of thinking, this seems to be a real-life example of the Golden Rule: "Do to others what you would have them do to you." (Matthew 7:12) And the good news is, it reaps benefits in the here and now.
Truth is...Jesus' "advice" is practical, authentic, and beneficial. We would all do well, whether we accept Him as the Son of God or not, to listen to - and live out - what He had to say.