Yeah that's the Silver Rule, the one my libertarian father in law believes in.<quoted text>
True. The golden rule has some flaws. I think it is better replaced by a set of two rules:
1. Do no harm
2. Do unto others as they would do unto themselves
In essence, treat people the way they want to be treated, with the caveat that you are not to do any harm to them or others.
He says more or less "Leave me alone and I'll leave you alone." Ayn Rand and all that.
He doesn't like the proactive approach of the Golden Rule.
Your part 2 might be a problem for him if it means food stamps, welfare etc.
So maybe it's a bad fit for you after all.