Quote of the Day
The same cultural rot that produced trigger warnings, produced the obsession with announcing (and insisting on) preferred pronouns.
It stems from wanting to change someone else’s mind about something without having to do the work associated with argumentation & persuasion.
Don Kilmer @donkilmer
Tweeted on March 4th, 2023
There is probably more effective than you realize.
If you can change someone’s behavior, even at the point of a gun, you have gone a great way toward changing their mind. Repetitive actions builds a habit. This is an actual change in the brain. The more frequently used neural pathways become more myelinated. This speeds up the speed of conduction. Those responses, even if coerced, then become the default action.The mind has, literally, been changed.
Most actions and things people say are not carefully thought out. Ask someone why they did or said something, and they will search for and give a reason, many times this is even if there was no such reason before you asked. When a person’s behavior, even through coercion, has changed they will find those “reasons”. It is very difficult to change such minds through logic and facts.