Announcing Life-Changing New Beliefs
Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 10 July 2011, Question 1
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on 10 July 2011, I answered a question on announcing life-changing new beliefs.
When a person adopts a life-changing set of beliefs, how should he present that to family and friends? The point would not be to try to convince them to follow, but to say "look... this is what I believe, these are the principles by which I now live my life now, and please respect my choice to do so."
My Answer, In Brief: You need to focus on what you can do – namely be clear, be firm, and be kind about your change in views and practices.
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