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.
It was all a joke. In real life, I'm not this way. I'm some other way. I meant it to be funny to US, and it was, at least to the ME part of US. I meant it to be funny to YOU, just not THEM, see? Unless you are actually part of THEM, and if that's true, well, my apologies.
And that would be my individual apology. I would apologize for US but I'm not sure if there is an US that's larger than just ME in this regard. I'm not even so sure YOU are or are not at least partially any of THEM.
But if you are one of THEM to whom I am apologizing, I'm truly sorry.