"When you cultivate to the utmost the principles of your NATURE and exercise them on the principle of RECIPROCITY, you are not far from the path. What you do not like done unto yourself, do not do to others"--Kung Fu Tzu, Golden Mean 500 B.C. In this version of the "golden rule"--all civilized societies eventually came up with it-- Confucius adds the qualifier "liking" (which I like) to the usual do-unto-others paradigm. Very civilized, indeed. Morality EVOLVES! More on this and Umberto Eco in a later post.