"treat others the way you want to be treated" does NOT mean, "i'll make your coffee the way i like it because i'm assuming everyone likes their coffee the same way".
It means "i like my coffee a certain way, and we should all make each other's coffee however the other person likes it"
Eh, meh. That analogy doesn't flow smoothly. I guess what i'm trying to say is that this "platinum rule" is rather unneccessary, unless you're taking the "golden rule" way too literally. To be frank, i've never heard of it being taken to such an extreme level as meaning "treating others the way i want to be treated means feeding them foods they don't like just because i like those foods" until this thread right here. That's just warped. It never occurred to me to do it that way before. Sounds like a good topic for a college term paper in Philosophy 101 though.