Riddle: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. What is the contradictory proverb? Let’s look at the solution.
The first proverb’s meaning is pretty clear, right? It advises treating other people with the care and compassion that you would like them to show to you. This saying is also referred to as The Golden Rule. On the other hand, “Nice guys finish last” indicates that people who act in a fair and friendly way would not prevail in a competitive situation since our culture promotes aggressive people more.
So instead of being a nice and compassionate person as the first proverb suggests, people must be sly or aggressive in order to be successful and happy in life.
Answer: Nice guys finish last.