blowfishmo OP t1_j9uo75s wrote

Honestly, examples of someone continuing the conversation even though they think it’s a futile one, and the other person coming around or being willing to consider other possibilities other than their own perspective. But I think that that’s so incredibly rare, it is almost always better to calmly and kindly move on from the conversation, rather than beating your head against a brick wall, so to speak.


blowfishmo OP t1_j9unu3s wrote

I think the process you described is a great way to handle these sorts of conversations, learn, and grow as a person. But what I’m suggesting is that if you were to ask someone this question, and they responded that they’re not going to consider that they’re wrong no matter what, then it’s obvious that individual isn’t willing to undergo the process you described. And as a result, it would be a lot of time and energy spent on something that, in the end, may not be benefitting anyone (with some exceptions).


blowfishmo OP t1_j9rd02v wrote

Totally agree - and context is important, obviously. Asking someone if anything could change their mind is probably the last stop in the conversation.

I guess the approach I suggested requires the person you’re arguing with to have an understanding of different facets of the issue for them to be able to respond to the question adequately.