Stop and consider- not every one's going to agree. That's a good thing. There are plenty of issues and personalities to ensure that.
Those who know me well are probably smiling right about now. They're thinking about how outrageously opinionated I am. They're aware of how I've usually had some harsh critiques for those things, events or lifestyles that I've struggled with in others. I believe most people may struggle with many of the same things; though they may not choose to express themselves quite like I have. My wife and daughters generally respond to me with an exaggerated rolling of the eyes and go on about there way.
Others, maybe even strangers, will be stopped in their tracks. They'll look at me blankly for a moment and calculate how to respond. Some will ignore me and what I had said or they'll simply move on.
I have a confession. It really does them no good; even more, it does me no good. You see, I have to admit that I don't always mean what I'm saying. Worse yet, sometimes I don't even have the slightest clue of what I'm talking about.
However, some of my greatest moments of clarity came about when I was challenged by whoever felt the need to straighten me out. They may have been polite, angry, bothered or merely disgusted. Whatever the motivation or style, I usually found my internal response to be an enlightenment. I may not have been quick to admit it, but in reality; I learned something.
I burned a memory cell, I adjusted- I changed.