First of all, i have no clue if this site is the right context for this question, but i have no clue where to ask this, as it somehow also concerns IPS. If it is wrong, please migrate it to the right site.
I have read so many times in the past days that people worry how to say their opinion on something without offending the other person.
My most recent example:
I would like to come up with a way of expressing to him how I feel and what my real views on this topic are, without being offensive, and clearly stating that I won't try to change his opinion. I would like to keep this aspect of his life to himself.
In this example it's about two brothers. One likes bull fighting, the other one does not. They get along great with each other, but he fears to offend him by telling him that he is against bullfighting.
How could stating your opinion ever be offensive? I would no write this, if I read this the first time now, but I read that regularly here on IPS. I come from Austria, and in our culture, its not really offensive to state ones own opinion on a matter.
Is America (for example, because so many people write from there) culturally different in that regard?