All three of my children learned early on that the first time you hear the words "I Feel" in a discussion the individual that uttered them has the weakest argument. Attack with facts. Keep on pressing home the attack with facts using statements to start it like "The facts in this matter state unlike your emotions that,..." Do it nicely in a normal tone of voice and those around you will see the "I Feel" voice get shrill, full of even more emotion, resort to vulgarity, and slander. Told them to smile broadly and continue to press home the attack with renewed vigor. Funny how the rest of the crowd suddenly realizes the "I Feel" is an idiot and walks away from their former "I Feel" friend or acquaintance.
posted on 03/11/2007 2:28:25 PM PDT
(Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
One I do volunteer work with. This guy hates, in no particular order, Bush, Republicans, CEO's, CFO's, large companies, companies that want to be large, drug companies, oh it goes on and on. Last week he was going off about global warming and I pulled up on the computer a chart showing temp fluctuations for the last 1500 years or so...total silence. Hasn't brought it up since.
posted on 03/11/2007 2:58:23 PM PDT
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