I do not like real conflict. I avoid it like the plague. This is not to say I am not argumentative. Given something of no importance, I can argue forever, but when it comes to important or lasting subjects where there is a possibility of disagreement I have always been careful to censor myself and the exact areas of the topic that I know will be controversial.
Recent events have convinced me that this is the wrong way to go about things. Our country is divided. Everyone is self-segregated into their own bubbles. Culturally we are moving more and more to living in a world where everyone we talk to and hear from are of a similar mind. This allows everyone to become convinced that they are part of the majority opinion.
I have lots of thoughts on a lot of things. This is me putting those thoughts out there. This is me deciding to not to hide my opinions.