When my opinion is quite similar to their opinions, they embrace me. But when my opinion is different from theirs... they curse me and almost want to kill me.
People--believe it or not, they only want to hear what they want to hear.
That is why they get violent when your opinion is not favorable to them. They will even hate you as a person for your different opinions.
When I express my opinions, it's because I have my OWN MIND, and I practice the 'freedom of speech.' But as much as possible, I try to be careful with my words because I don't want to hurt anybody and fall into nasty arguments. While growing up, I learned to welcome others' opinions even if it's against mine. Why? That's how they think, eh! And I like learning a lot, and that way, I could learn something more from other's perspectives. It's fun to know that there are people who view certain things so differently from me, from others and from most people. I just don't like it when someone starts to rant while expressing their own opinions, would judge me, would make me stupid, would tell me my opinion is wrong, and would accuse me of this and that. Hmm...