You gave me three words to describe yourself at the end of our conversation, but did not include "original". I think this word is a good one for you. Your peaceful nature joined with your tendency to be straightforward and opinionated are a great combination. "Straightforward and opinionated" may sound negative, but in my meaning and perspective, it is nothing short of real, refreshing, and somehow, never unkind. You are indeed interested (in the world) and interesting!