Opinions, Part One

You can’t reason someone out of something they were never reasoned into. (Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels)

In a day when everyone seems to have an opinion on just about any subject you might discuss, it’s very difficult to dialogue with those who are not willing to consider any contrary evidence. Dale Carnegies’ statement is still true: “A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.” In those cases it’s probably better just to agree to disagree.

Fools have no interest in understanding; they only want to air their own opinions. (Proverbs 18:2)