“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself” Jim Morrison
I would like to elaborate a little on this statement. I think it is profoundly true. People, like our home planet, are complicated organisms. Everything that they are, everything they(we) do interacts and influences everything else. We must beware of unintended consequences. Asking someone to change a behavior or belief to suit us, no matter how trivial, will have some impact on everything else. It is possible you may not like the consequences. Let people be who they are. Then like them or not. That is your choice alone, but do not try to change them to what you want. It is doomed to failure at some point. The “Butterfly Effect” is real.