Years ago, I interviewed a teacher who in most of our dealings, was highly outspoken.
I noticed he was very careful during our recording in what he said. He seemed eager to not offend anyone.
At the end of the interview, after the tape recorder had been switched off, he said to me, “I don’t think I said anything that will get me in trouble.”
I immediately thought to myself, I’m not going to live a life where I have to worry about saying what I think. That’s not the way I roll.
If I say something stupid or wrong, I will always want to retract it promptly, but otherwise, so long as I am fair and accurate, who cares who gets offended.