Joe: Y’know, I don’t think that people really appreciate their parents until they get older. I mean, at least I can say that about myself. And I think it’s true of, y’know, here in America.
Kristin: Yeah, I was gonna say in this culture, anyway. Yeah I can totally agree with that.
What does "I was going to say" mean here ?
Source: Real English Conversation (A.J Hoge)