Not at all, peaceful where though, England? If so, I am one of quite a large number here but I think I do my part, so your welcome !
Really the "I don't like you" example was just an extreme one to illustrate that confusion can be very draining too. Bluntness probably wasn't the best word, decisive, open, honest are better. It wasn't so much in terms of opinion of others either, but more about being content with laying it out there, whatever it may be, in the hope of constructive/insightful discussion. Being a good listener is what it's all about but that implies there is some interesting dialogue happening which can only be the case when people are more open and honest - i.e. when the buffer zone has been dropped. And there's few things better than listening (for me) to people who have, if you like, dropped the constraints of their thinking and just been creatively open without fear of mistake or offence.
As an example, look at the 24 hour news services we have these days. There seems to be an implication that there's something going on every second that we should know about and be locked in on, which seems crazy to me. The same goes for the obsession with things on TV being "Live !". The fact that most of the time, it's not even taken up by world shattering news but over analysis of mundane ones gives us a level of communication, 24 hours a day, but one that rarely delves beyond the casual/mundane/superficial. So it just sometimes seems to me people are too often either side of a barrier and they can only communicate via simplistic, pre-programmed commands/statements, that's what I think happens when there is too much of that second guessing and not enough openness or to use that word, bluntness. I'm not saying let's get rid of it all, obviously, just that maybe that distance and dance can be a little tiring sometimes!
Trolls on the internet are another good example, for me at least, that what they say tends towards the other side of the spectrum, i.e. wanting to offend isn't what's annoying, it's that they think their causing a storm with tired statements that just perpetuate that particular status quo whatever it may be.