I appreciate that you go to such lengths to avoid offending people. You should really cut that out. What you should do is go to lengths to speak the truth, which often times is really why people get offended: the truth hurts.
Looking at some other comments, I suppose I’m opening myself up to being presumptuously…
Russell Pompea

There are many ways to speak the truth. I go to great lengths to speak the truth in a way that conveys what I want to convey. That means understanding how other people will perceive it. To do this, I need empathy for understanding of others.