“And as reasoning is not the source, whence either disputant derives his tenets; it is vain to expect, that any logic, which speaks not to the affections, will ever engage him to embrace sounder principles.”
(As quoted in Haidt, The Righteous Mind, p. 57)
This came to me while I was driving the other day:
Be careful of not being a…
prickly person purveying pedantic polemics
It does not matter how interesting the topic.
It does not matter who the two people are.
It does not matter what station they are on.
When they get into the manic talking over each other, I change the station.
HT: Tim Ferriss
“Never make light of the king, even in your thoughts. And don’t make fun of the powerful, even in your own bedroom. For a little bird might deliver your message and tell them what you said.” (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
Here is a funny, but good example: