Interesting stuff. I admit that I love being right, in general, but most of the time I have no interest in proving myself right to others, at least in the city I live in, because I am too well aware of how much I am outnumbered by people who are not as intelligent, educated, or experienced in being around a diversity of types of people as me. So I don't bother wasting my breath or energy on them. They are simple, small-town hicks, even tho it's a city of tens of thousands. And it's not worth the hassle of trying to change or confront them and have them gang up on me and retaliate by hassling me later.
My city used to be a small town of about 10K, until the late 20th century, when it began to attract lots of people from rural areas that wanted to live close enough to the good jobs in the Des Moines and West Des Moines area, but far enough away to not have to live around or send their kids to school with, POC. The vast majority of them are conservative Christians, racists, and Trumpers, and there's no changing them.