Unlike far too many people I can, in fact, be persuaded. I am not absolutely set in my views. I respond to my experiences, new developments, things I learn.
I’m not easily browbeaten but I can be persuaded.
Passion doesn’t impress me a great deal. Evidence does.
It doesn’t actually happen too frequently, largely because people aren’t willing to take the time to convince, preferring to shame, intimidate, or pontificate. I actually wish it happened more frequently.