Always before I’d hear “the golden rule” and think “if you don’t want to be treated badly –don’t treat others badly.”

But then the Lord opened my eyes to a different take on the same scripture: “if you want someone to be nice to you –be nice to them.”
We’re here to intentionally spread love, not to just try to hinder evil.
In an effort to avoid conflict have you neglected to show the love of Christ?
If so I encourage you to reevaluate the situation. Handle your approach differently. Then watch God bless.