Sometimes it’s more valuable (and human) to let persuasion take a back seat to empathy. Instead of trying to persuade someone of your point of view, first try sincere curiosity about how they see things.
As a bonus, seeking to understand before being understood increases the likelihood that we will be able to persuade anyways.
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I really enjoy your posts. Keep up the great work. Very Best, Laurel