We see the impact of others and make assumptions about their intentions.
It is argued that following in this belief leaves you open to being taken advantage of. Thus the "golden rule" might still express the essence of a universal morality even if no two men in the world had any needs or tastes in common. When this happens, I want to be able to recover, to explain my intentions, undo harm, and make amends for any negative impact if I can.
If I treat others in the way that I want to be treated in these ways, I foster the kinds of relationships I want, be that with colleagues, bosses, subordinates, family, neighbors, and complete strangers. A person who has no aversion to death would therefore have no aversion to killing someone else, perhaps in a suicide mission.
The Golden Rule eliminates double standards.
In this way, the golden rule may be self-correcting.