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Comment: so true,

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so true,

sometimes lost in all facts & info, is the reality that when people 'change' or are prompted to change, it has to come from within, but in the end, that decision is always an emotional decision, though it may have initially been inspired by an intellectual challenge to one's preconceived ways.

my personal observation is that personal testimonies are the best ways of convincing people. how you've changed, WHY you changed, WHAT prompted you to change. & how you felt at each stages and allow who you are talking to, to relate their own similar experiences back to you.

it's always been bemusing to me how shallow our culture at large seems to be, yammer on, and criticize anything, but anytime politics comes up, people always get defensive and personal. but, they're reacting as they should, because it IS personal. when someone challenges another on their political views, you're literally challenging their own worldview. & by proxy, who they are as a person, because politics are an internal embodiment and external manifestation of that.

if you can reach out and touch someone and they recognize that you may finally 'get' that all they're longing for is things that make sense to them; they want to know deep down that however right or erroneous, that their worldview will not be ignored or be trashed by you, or anyone else.

sometimes it's just that, asking & actually listening to their needs. their emotive needs. once the door opens, lay seeds, it'll grow all by itself.

huh, that kinda sounds zen, now don't it?


do more, by doing less. I'm all for that!

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