|The River of Oto|
|Author||James M. Jackson|
|Publication date|| 1929 (1st)|
|Genre||Fiction > Psychology, adventure|
|Media type||Print (hardback)|
The original novel depicts Oto as a selfish person being taught in a gentle way by Fairy Goldday about The Golden Rule with a happy end. The ethic of reciprocity, or the Golden Rule, is a fundamental moral value which simply means "treat others as you would like to be treated." It is arguably the most essential basis for the modern concept of human rights, though it is not without its critics.
Ethical teaching interprets the Golden Rule as mutual respect for one's neighbour (rather than as a deontological or consequentialist rule). A key element of the golden rule is that a person attempting to live by this rule treats all people, not just members of his or her in-group with consideration. The golden rule, with roots in a wide range of world cultures, is well suited to be a standard to which different cultures could appeal in resolving conflicts. Principal philosophers and religious figures have stated it in different ways.