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    I think that a good strategy for winning converts is to be open to the idea that the potential convert is also trying to convert you. I think that one of the things we can do to ensure that we talk past each other is to carry the notion that you're right, and the other person is wrong. In such a case, we're no longer discussing, but rather lecturing. No one likes to be lectured. So as a personal strategy, I've found it beneficial to be open to the idea that if I'm not willing to alter my own views, when warranted, then it's fairly unlikely that I would be able to alter anyone elses views.

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