There are a number of versions of the so-called “golden rule” across cultures. In the Judeo-Christian tradition there are two:
The first is by Rabbi Hillel (died circa 10CE) “What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbour.”
The second is attributed to Jesus of Galilee in the gospels of Matthew and Luke: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
The first (Hillel’s version) is negatively formed – and I have often preferred it, sometimes wishing to tell some well-meaning person: “Please stop trying to do unto to me!” But I really view them as complimentary – each from a different perspective, and each sometimes being, perhaps, a salutary check on the other.
It seems to me that PD 31 can be analogous to Hillel’s version (with further explication in the following PDs):
“Natural justice is a covenant for mutual benefit, not to harm one another or be harmed.” (St. Andre translation)
Michel Onfray incorporated a somewhat more positively formed dictum in his Hedonist Manifesto: “Enjoy and have others enjoy, without doing harm to yourself or anyone else; that is all there is to morality” – especially if one takes that “have” in an active, rather than passive, sense.
I am wondering if the more scholarly on here can identify a similar positively-formed version in the Epicurean corpus? VS13 perhaps? VS15? VS44? Something in Philodemus or Lucretius?