Ultimately, i have this belief that everyone is worth knowing. For that reason, i reach out to strangers, and difficult people, and continue to make myself available, vulnerable, and yes, knowable with no real filters. And because of that, over the years i've met some great people and learned a great many things that i likely would not have otherwise. God is no respector of persons, so why should i be.
Take it. Test it. Teach it.