This should be a required course for everyone on the planet, my favourite is Jane Goodall who says, and I paraphrase:
Every major decision should be as the aboriginals used to decide. It should be made in the light of how it will effect the seventh generation from now.
I would add my own personal mantra: Respect. And that means my rights end exactly where yours begin.
And oh what a magical world 'twould be if every politician, banker, CEO, CFO on down to the child in the playground had to follow all these principles.