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We all want self-respect – and keeping that in mind might be the missing ingredient when you try to change someone’s mind

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By Colin Marshall

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People are comfortable within their belief systems.

See the comments on JT on the Gaza war as an example.

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Its far easier to be fooled, than it is to admit youve been fooled

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You should never ty and change someone's beliefs to yours because your beliefs may not be correct or right.

Accept others' views and be happy to state your beliefs.

Live and Let Live.

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You should never ty and change someone's beliefs to yours because your beliefs may not be correct or right.

Accept others' views and be happy to state your beliefs. 

Live and Let Live

Couldn't have said it better, spot on!

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it’s different for people who work in science, engineering, medicine, things where facts matter.

when presented with data and evidence, most will change their beliefs of what they consider to be currently correct or true.

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You should never ty and change someone's beliefs to yours because your beliefs may not be correct or right.

I think that's true. But I think it's reasonable to question others' beliefs, and also one's own.

Bertrand Russell once wrote, "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." So trying to persuade someone to switch from their belief to mine might suggest we're both fools.

On the other hand, "Why do you think that?" seems a fair question to ask about someone's beliefs.

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The problem with MAGA is that they are not intelligent enough to realize they aren't intelligent enough, then they demand that their lack of intelligence be treated with legitimacy, in order to preserve their self-respect.

If MAGA really wants self-respect, they should respect they themselves are not intelligent enough.

There may be "good people on both sides", but one side is of significantly lower intelligence than the other, and lack the intellectual capacity to realize their their good intentions are paving the road to hell.

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and there it starts.

politics and religion are the topics with the least likelihood of changing someone’s mind. only person to change someone’s mind is themself.

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Accept others' views and be happy to state your beliefs. 

except when the evidence is there to clearly show your views are not backed by facts, then others dont need to respect those views.

Stating opinions or views when the evidence isnt there to back it is either misinformation or worse disinformation. Opinions innuendo are just that, unless theyre backed by evidence, then they become facts

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As a philosopher, I’m especially interested in persuasion

Then your not really a philosopher then !

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not just how to convince someone, but how to do it ethically, without manipulation.

It's still manipulation and definitely not ethical

Leave people alone !

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The author of the article is Christian ?

Just curious

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