Change Hearts and Minds Without Starting a Fight

A lot of people probably had to deal with some uncomfortable and heated conversations over the Thanksgiving holiday. Those same people, and probably others, are likely bracing themselves for similar family feuds over the winter holidays as well.

If you’re going to argue with your family, you might as well make it as effective as possible while minimizing damage to your relationship. This fantastic, detailed guide from The Establishment explains how to best approach these types of conversations with friends and family members so that they actually have the chance to change hearts and minds instead of just ruining the holiday meal. Changing hearts and minds is also an effective, if understated, way of bringing about sustainable progress because people become more receptive to change and less likely to push back against it, even if they still generally disagree with the policy.

So go forth and have an actually productive argument with your angry uncle this year!