It’s difficult to have a positive influence on people if we base our discussions with them on the premise that they’re just a bunch of lowly simpletons who need to be saved by our enlightened wisdom.
If we want others to take our ideas seriously, we have to start by taking their sincerity seriously.
As illogical and whimsical as people sometimes seem to be, they are only doing what makes sense to themselves relative to what they know.
The purpose of sharing information and spreading truth, as I see it, isn’t so we can bask in the glory of our superior intelligence. It’s so we can participate in the privilege and pleasure of growing, learning, and exploring the wonders of life together.
The less we patronize, the better we philosophize.