I have a friend. We don't always see eye to eye. He's one of my favorite people to hang out with because I believe we embody the freedom of speech and the right to our own opinions in a peaceful, friendly state.
From politics to religion to sports, we usually find something to disagree on. But there is something nice about being around someone who isn't going to agree with you solely for the fact that you're friends. It's even nicer to know that we remain friends with our differences. It shows that people can coexist and thrive in the same space without the same mentality.
I'm pretty thankful for this, besides, it keeps you sharp. It also opens your eyes to other viewpoints on things. You just have to be willing to open yourself up to it and listen, as opposed to waiting for your turn to talk.