Do you steer clear from touchy topics?

@Java09 (3080)
United States
February 3, 2010 12:17pm CST
When you talk to people and you think they might feel offended by a topic,because you think different about it than they do,what do you do?Do you avoid talking about the topic?I'm not talking about posting a discussion here on mylot.I'm talking about when you talk to people in general.What do you do?
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@sassy28 (835)
• United States
3 Feb 10
Yes I do avoid certain topics with people. I am not one that likes confrontations with people.
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@Java09 (3080)
• United States
7 Feb 10
I don't like argueing with people either ,so it's probably better to change the subject at times.
@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
4 Feb 10
If I know my line of thinking is particularly offensive to a friend, I just don't bring it up when around them. However, if the subject comes up during the course of conversation, I speak my mind & let the chips fall where they may. I have one really good friend that looks at everything in the complete opposite of how I see it. We've just learned to agree to disagree!!! I don't intentionally offend friends with my thinking, but I don't purposely avoid offending them either. The way I see it is they know how I feel & they aren't worried about offending me. Me & ALL my friends are old enough to just get over it. I REFUSE to have only friends who agree with me & my thinking. I'm ALWAYS open to others point of view & expect the same from them!!!
@Java09 (3080)
• United States
7 Feb 10
I definating wouldn't want friends that always agree with me,that can be annoying when you want an honest opinion about something.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
24 May 10
THANK YOU FOR THE BR!!!!
@Hatley (164170)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Feb 10
java with so many really intersting topics to talk about I will not fight for my beliefs with someone whom I know will tromp all over my political or religious beliefs, I will change the topic and if the other person refuses to go with me, I will quietly excuse myself and leave.I do not have to let myself be made fun or harassed by someone bent on trying to change my opinions. I am much too old to have to kowtow to anyone so I will not do that.
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@Java09 (3080)
• United States
7 Feb 10
I agree,I don't fight over if they think differently than me,but somepeople seem to get offended when I don't agree with them,I see that here in mylot.I don't care,I disagree because I'm not gonna lie about what I think.If they want to fight about it,I just don't respond to them.
@mutpal74 (314)
• India
4 Feb 10
Hi friend, In general while talking to even close friends I use to avoid getting too personal.
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