I can be blunt, abrasive, and unapologetic. I clearly can. But more often than not it doesn’t yield the result I want.
It doesn’t matter if people are “too easily offended” these days. I don’t win anything by trying to teach the world a lesson one person at a time.
When I speak, do I want to be understood? If yes, then the burden of learning how to speak in such a way that people will both listen and understand lies with me.
If I take the time and energy to speak but don’t give every effort to be worth hearing, then I’m wasting my own time.