• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies living kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • raven ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Julia Winter
  • Burra Maluca
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Bill Erickson
garden masters:
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Bryant RedHawk
  • Mike Jay
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • Dan Boone
  • Daron Williams

To Believe and To Listen  RSS feed

Posts: 1096
Location: Greater Houston, TX US Hardy:9a Annual Precipitation: 44.78" Wind:13.23mph Temperature:42.5-95F
bike books forest garden tiny house transportation urban
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Oh, this was a touching piece by The Oatmeal.

It's a loooong one, and it was well-worth taking the time to read and interact with fully. It is called Believe.

In this comic, Matthew Boyd Inman might make you angry, and it is with good intention. The comic he writes addresses the issue of beliefs, how we protect them with the Backfire Effect, and how we might possibly change our beliefs over time. He does not present the solution, but he presents a solution that he uses for himself, which I think is a good way of handling difficult or hard to accept ideas (each dependent and variable from person to person).

Something I think that might be an interesting way to help smooth interactions with people we have differing beliefs with might involve small and slow ideas, like the foot-in-the-door technique.

You didn't tell me he was so big. Unlike this tiny ad:
Food Forest Card Game - Game Forum
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!