A Dead Car Battery Cannot Be Solved With a Carrot!
This is why I removed the image. https://medium.com/illumination/people-are-being-sued-for-using-creative-commons-images-adc5c8ba1491
We all have been there: trying to convince a friend or relative that their belief in liking Trump and the radical Republications is so, so wrong! [or vis-versa!]
Men who think that COVID is a hoax, and that vaccine is never to be taken die in the respirator still holding 100% to these beliefs! To literally to their last breath! That is another example.
Today I have an Insight into why many hold fast to such ways of thinking.
I once lived in my hometown of 800 people, on a good day 800 people, in the 90s. I lived in a *very* distinctive house, on the right side of the two-apartment house. Some lady asked me where I lived and asked for the apartment number. I done told her that I could not recall it. I gave to her a very detailed description.
“I live about 500 feet from the North end of the business district on north main street. Maybe three houses beyond that business and on the right side of the street. There is only one street going north. There is a nursing home on the left and its sidewalk comes down directly to face my sidewalk. The house itself has three GIANT pillars on its front. You cannot miss it. My apartment is on the right side of the house. If you pass the school 200 feet further north, you have driven too far.”
“Could you please repeat that”?!
I did, in laborious detail.
“I think I got it”.
I just knew she did not, utterly did not.
By then I recalled the house number. I told her, then.
Instantly, she knew where I lived! Why by golly, I then realized that she thought in digits! Her town map was a series of house and business numbers. She could NOT create an image of any place in this small town. I, myself, think in images, almost so much that I cannot tolerate abstract thoughts very well.
So what does this true story have to do with Trump believers?!
They are operating on another wavelength than you are! In fact, they would try to change *you* to their beliefs if they could! You cannot solve a dead car battery with a carrot!
You cannot create directions involving images to give to someone who does not think in images.
The Trumpers, or anti-Trumpers, have a maybe-DNA-given brain processing system that is their own and maybe unchangeable. If you try to change their belief system using a different brain processing method that is of your own, this is the way to total fail!
You probably would have to enter *their* way of processing, and then try to think and feel as they do. Once you are “running *with* them”, then there is hope. Not unless they change your beliefs first!
But surely their beliefs are wrong, you think. That is the very Problem: In their minds, it is YOU that has the cognitive problem! In their minds, they are so very right. This “rightness” often depends upon past life experiences as experienced through the lens of their own hard-wired brain processing system. You would end up completely invalidating their very soul if you “forced” somehow your system onto theirs.
[how would you like it if they kidnapped you into some dark room and then spent a month brainwashing you in order to Convert you to their ways?! You either would go down screaming and kicking or else go insane!]
Sounds hopeless, doesn’t it? Well… have you all read of the successes of convincing people to change their beliefs? Few, I would gather.
I “deal” with people of really different processing systems. I feel that we all should never be a “mono-crop”! Hybridized crops where the same gene system is in every plant. Ripe for a fungus to wipe them all out at once.
To me, this is TRUE Diversity.
We all and each can get along well if we respect and honor Differences. Each of us is on a Stage, acting out our parts in our very own Play. It is not so much the script that Counts, it is how well we act it out.
Humanity is a coat of many colors. Some liberals want a one-color coat, though, for the entire race!
But before you can respect and accept others as individuals, first you must accept yourself! If you can accept your own DNA processing system, for instance, then you will not feel “threatened” when you meet someone who is *really* radically different from you in their beliefs or ways of thinking and feeling.