In this case, the Middle Way dissects...
'Existing from the very beginning, stress is self-made.' and 'For one existing harassed by feeling, stress is other-made.'
In the suttas there are many examples of "extremes" which the Middle Way enables one to navigate through.
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)
"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine