Just because you feel strongly about something doesn't mean that all your friends do, too. So if you make a speech about a certain issue or comment on a topic today, you shouldn't expect everyone to applaud you and shout 'hear, hear!' Be ready for some disagreement from the group. Luckily, the debate that ensues will be fun, respectful, and most importantly -- educational. The best way to learn more about the people you love is to hear them argue their case.