I'm opinionated. I'm a motormouth. I'm also someone that missed their calling as a litigator because y'all I'm always up for a good debate or fun-spirited argument! I love playing devil's advocate (probably a bit too much) and I'm sure I've annoyed all of my friends at one time or another.
So, Lesson 3: Agree to Disagree.
Seriously, it's so easy to get caught up in a debate/argument/etc and feel the need to prove your point. However, there are some topics and many instances when things are better left unsaid and it's perfectly fine to agree to disagree. Now, know that it usually kills my soul to bite my tongue and walk away from stating my opinion... because there's nothing I love more than letting someone know how I feel! I'm super emo and I think it's healthy for me to get my emotions out... consider it emotional blue balls if I have to bite my tongue lol. However, I do know that it's a healthy practice to smile, agree to disagree, and avoid the irritation that could come from a meaningless debate with someone on a topic that neither of us is willing to budge on.