In today's newsletter...pushing persuasion
From activists to artists, leaders to influencers, comedians to politicians, a lot of professions are driven by persuasion. But with how polarized our world is today, there are limits to it. We might have the numbers, the evidence, and all the hard facts to make the best case, but, oftentimes, that's not enough to fully convince people. Aristotle said, “to educate the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” What are ways in which we can educate the heart? How far should we go to persuade someone? When does persuasion become manipulation?
- Combine narrative with fact, from Cara Lohman
- Create safe spaces for discussion, from Payal Pereira
- Use fiction to inspire empathy, from Osei Kwakye