A reminder that the above is true not only for Global Thermonuclear War, but also for debating Religion and/or Politics with family members.
Hat tip to Step 262: This Thanksgiving, do not get drawn into fights you won’t win:
Inspired by this brilliant Onion article, a gentle reminder that no one wins the bickering-with-extended-family-about-religion/politics game. This year, refuse to be drawn into it.
No one, no matter how desperately they wish to argue, can withstand this stonewall effort. Whatever they are saying, however wrong they may be — you will not change their minds, and you especially won’t do it by getting in a big fight during a family gathering. So right now, summon all the zen you may need.
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