Global Voices: How to argue productively when feelings seem like facts

  Times Colonist 

We’ve all been there, waist-deep in an argument with a relative about Black Lives Matter, immigration policy or the Me Too movement — maybe all three at once. We convince ourselves we’re right. Then our opponent brings up a fact we didn’t expect. For a moment, we doubt ourselves. But instead of learning that fact, we double down on our emotions. We still feel right, so the fact must be wrong. This

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