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Daily Lift #880

Enter The Other's World

When talking to someone who thinks very differently than you, especially when the person is being irrational, enter the other person's world and answer him according to his line of reasoning. If you have any hope of your communication being accepted, you must try to reply in a way consistent with the other's way of thinking -even if you feel it is distorted and illogical.

This is the principle of entering the world of the person you are communicating with.

(see Vilna Gaon - Proverbs 26:5; Rabbi Pliskin - "Consulting the Wise")

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