Stories vs. Arguments

o   Malcolm Gladwell at recently gave a really good talk at the 2020 Unity for Humanity summit

o   In his talk he discussed the difficulty of convincing people of certain things when they have deeply rooted viewpoints

o   Arguments and logic don’t really convince people of things, but stories do. This is why stories are so important and could be what we need to depolarize our country.

o   Rosa Parks’ story was one that convinced many people that we should not treat African Americans the way we were prior to the Civil Rights Movement. This poor woman was done at the end of the day and didn’t want to give up her seat. People were like, why is this a rule?

o   Advocating for the Hegelian dialectic doesn’t really work on unreasonable people. Stories might…

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