I took this to be essentially the golden rule in class today but my Professor disagreed. He explained it with this example "The golden rule means if someone is in a ditch, then you should help them out because that's what you would want if you were in a ditch. Confucianism is saying 'don't put someone in the ditch to begin with'". I responded with "however, I would not want someone to NOT help me out of the ditch, so if I don't help someone out of the ditch, then I am breaking this rule". He took this as not valid. What's the deal? Is this really what Confucianism is about? Seems wrong to me.