We don't talk religion with coworkers. We don't talk politics with strangers in the grocery store. When open society teaches us to compartmentalize our whole self to manage daily life, then our biases, habits, and assumptions control who we share what with, and when.
Unveil Missed Connections
Learning to present ourselves as safe and bland in most contexts has a cost: missed opportunities to meaningfully connect with others who value our uniqueness! A potential new friend at the laundromat, an unlikely love connection at the dog park, or a fellow tennis fanatic just down the street.