Have you ever noticed how irrational people are in their everyday social interactions.
Most domestic arguments are merely two people disagreeing about something and refusing to accept each other’s disagreement. Thus they spend hours head-butting the wall that the other’s disagreement presents. They will persist in trying to make the other believe what they believe and do what they want them to do.
This type of behaviour is often characterized by circularity. That is they just repeat over and over their reasons for believing or not believing a thing. They say and do the exact same thing again and again.
Now this mode of thought – or behaviour – is incredibly different to the mode of thought that people use to fix things.
This mind-set is typified by a calm observation of the problem and a multiplicity of different actions. They experiment with different actions until the problem is solved or they realize the problem is insoluble.
Why don’t people use the same methods in social interactions as they use when they try to fix things?
Try various ways of changing someone if you wish; but don’t just say and do the same things over and over which seems to be the default setting for most people.
Einstein (I think; though I am unsure. But it doesn’t really matter who said it because it’s just a good quote) said “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again but expecting different results.” According to this definition pretty much everyone is insane.