#137 – To defuse an argument, Dale Carnegie (How to Win Friends and Influence People) suggests saying, “I may be wrong, but let’s examine the facts.”

Or try saying, “I understand your opinion, and if I were in your place, I might feel the same way.” Something I learned in an opinion polling class was that you can’t really change anybody’s mind unless they are on the fence in the first place.  Best not to waste your energy. 

Peace on this cool, wet October day,

Sandy

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When I was young, I made a lot of bad choices. The only way I knew to dig myself and my family out was to go to the library, always hoping that the next book I read would change my life and thankfully, often many of them did. Out of gratitude for the happy life I have now, I decided to share what I have learned, and continue to learn. I hope that Tuesday Tips helps you as much as they have helped and continue to help me. Sand
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