I did a scary thing recently.
I commented on a political Facebook post. Even though I knew the person was opposite me in our political beliefs. The person whose post I was commenting on was perfectly nice and civil and we had a good discussion. Neither of us changed our minds about our positions. But something interesting happened.
We’re still speaking. S/he didn’t decide to unfriend me. They didn’t name call or question my upbringing.
It was actually quite delightful. I may do it again someday.