Yet consideration is one of the simplest things to think about. In my dealings with others, I think I am a fairly considerate person. Oh there are times when that is not the case. The telemarketer who will not take no for an answer is likely to see a rather impolite side of me. But generally I think I am aware of others needs and of their feelings. I do this by asking myself the following three questions. Am I practising the Golden Rule- the treating of others just as I want to be treated? If the answer is no, then I need to amend my behaviour. The second question I always ask myself is my behaviour in anyway hurtful or could be construed to be hurtful. If the answer to this is yes, then again I need to amend my behaviour. Third, I need to ask if my behaviour will improve the mood of the people around me. If the answer is no, again I must change.