Take any polarizing topic today, and try to convince someone to switch their position.

Most attempts are fruitless. We are left asking ourselves Why? Why is someone so stubborn or unwilling to change? Why can’t they understand this or see it clearly?

That is because the recipient must have some kind of framework that allows something to be true. Otherwise, they will perpetually ask Why.

In order for someone to change their mind requires an admission of incompetence. What wasn’t true, now is. Because absolute truth is unavailable. We can always ask Why and land in a space we don’t have an answer for. Truth then is what we make.