Joe Belz on "Rules for outrage: Five guidelines before you argue"

For Belz’s five rules, go here. Here’s one as a sample:


Lowered voices. I watched a pulling contest once between an elephant and a John Deere tractor at a county fair in Iowa. The tractor was noisy and boisterous—but the lumbering elephant, harnessed to a log chain attached to the tractor’s draw bar, quietly walked the big machine backward without so much as a snort. Quiet power is always impressive. So why are most of us so likely to yell when we want to make a point?”

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