Comment: Put yourself on the same level as them

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Put yourself on the same level as them

Hate to criticize, but this entire post comes across as "smarter-than-thou" and know-it-all and "*I* don't have to change my mind on anything."

Really, what self-respecting person would debate you on those terms? "Yes, I'll be happy to be humble and be willing to change my mind, knowing beforehand that you won't listen to me and my concerns, nor give me any credit for knowing anything that you don't know."

At best, you'd only invite someone who is just as stubborn as you come across, someone who can prove to you that NOTHING you say can change their mind on anything.

Invite to a fair debate, in which it's agreed that both sides refrain from name-calling and demonizing the other. Agree to treat each other as human beings who deserve respect. Be humble yourself, be teachable yourself. Only then can you reach others.

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine