I've learned to be way more open-minded than I thought possible. I've always been fairly open minded but being in the community taught me to do that more. It also enhanced my bullshit detector and taught me to speak up when someone is pissing me off and not just sit on it. I've also learned that being blunt like I feel, but polite, gets me a lot further than spewing a lot of bullshit to spare people's feelings [which rarely actually does much good.]
Prime meat for the pickings. So easy to bother and keep the fire stoked. A lot of the people are so oblivious to it that even when I directly state what I'm doing and how they can make it stop, they completely ignored it and continued to act like a victim despite being told. Even the bystanders couldn't believe it.