I was thinking about this during my commute to work this morning.
Assuming one of our aims with BIP, etc. is to open minds, how do you deal with a defensive personality? Or do you?
I'm just thinking you can start an honest and civil discussion with someone about BIP/Discordian ideas, etc. In general sort of terms of course.
Then, if you are dealing with someone who tends to be quite defensive, you get to that point where something snaps in their head: "Wait, are you preaching to me?" or "Are you trying to convert me?" or something along those lines.
Is there a way to diffuse this?
Bump for better times.
"The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way, and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theatre."
- Frank Zappa