I agree totally with your attitude. I have to say that this has always been my way since Im not a particularly aggressive guy. This comes out of being a really little kid just asking to be bullied; I needed to be able think quickly and come up with something either really funny or appeasing / sycophantic to be able to get out of the tough situations.
Growing up also with parents who were always fighting I became completely confrontation-averse. If people seem reasonable then I will listen to their outlandish beliefs, sometimes saying “ok I see where your coming from but dont you also think this…..” or alternatively I just get the hell out of it.