As we grow old, many things change. The way we react to things, change.
For example our tone when discussing a sporting icon, political leader, current happenings change over time. We go through a phase where we want our opinion to be accepted and celebrated. There in lies a problem. This entire quest of people agreeing and liking (Eff you FB) every darn thing you do. It’s like you are imprisoned by the approval of others, on things you do in your life.
We continue to evolve and mature as we pass through life. A major component of this evolvement is your understanding about yourself. Personally I have become increasingly intolerant about things that annoy me. These things could be from anything trivial to more significant. So what do you do when you find yourself in a place or discussion or situation you would rather not be. You either suck it up and tolerate or go by the whatever style.
There are 2 realizations: your time is limited. So don’t waste it in tolerating. And second is some people don’t deserve your whatever style.
As we grow older, the time you spend in tolerating will decrease whereas the effort you spend in keeping people who don’t deserve your whatever style will increase. In doing so if you feel something did not come out right, don’t worry! You don’t have to get everything right.