Domineering parents and bosses as well as nagging husbands and wives ought to realize that people don’t want to change their minds. They can’t be forced or driven to agree with you or me.
But they may possibly be led to…if we are gentle and friendly, ever so gentle and ever so friendly.
When Albert Einstein was on his death bed surrounded by friends they asked him, “Al, is there anything else you would like to tell us before you go?” And he responded, “Yes. I’d really like to know if the universe is friendly. Because if it is, 90% of our reactions are useless.”