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[The golden rule] exists in both positive (generally structured in the form of "do to others what you would like to be done to you") and negative form (structured in the form of "do not do to others what you would not like to be done to you"). While similar, these forms are not strictly the same. They differ in that the negative form, known as the Silver Rule, does not compel you to act in any positive way, but rather restricts your behavior with regards to acts in which you consider harmful. Whereas the positive form compels you to explicitly act on to others as you would like to be treated.