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09:52 pm - on Wørds and Wisdom... (and a little about Women at the end)

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on Wørds and Wisdom... (and a little about Women at the end) - graffiti.maverick — LiveJournal

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[User Picture]From: max1975 Date: May 18th, 2006 - 03:41 am (Link)

Re: and then i thought on it some more

The idea of beating people up is generally a bad one, IMO. But deciding to beat people up based on the fact that they hold different ideas from you is not the fault of the ideas.

It is if beating people up for that reason is part of the idea. And there are plenty of ideas like that (although I guess they normally prefer "kill" to "beat up.")

In any case, I don't see how you can convince anyone that your point of view is closer to The Truth if they believe that their idea is closer to The Truth.

It's not easy. It requires that people be open to the possibility, however remote, that they're wrong. Maybe most people aren't able to do this, but if you neve give them the chance, they'll never surprise you.

It's probably pretty rare that one person convinces the other completely, but I think it frequently happens that each person comes away with an expanded point of view that is closer to the Truth than the ones they held previously.
 

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