I often wonder when you should just give up trying to convince someone that your point of view is correct. The case that I am interested in is when the facts are so overwhelming that to not agree is just being stubborn. I know some people enjoy the debate of even an obvious idea but sometimes is it really worth the effort to try and convince the stubborn. Maybe it is when it has to do with a boss subordinate relationship — what about other times.
Even in an boss subordinate relationship how often do you put up with trying to convince the stubborn. Is there a magic number of times that once reach, you just stop. I can see it being a major frustration since this type of behavior implies that the offender does not respect you or your decisions. It’s an interesting dilemma. One with no easy answers.
Maybe it all comes down to how often the offender is unreasonable. It some cases, being unreasonable may allow for issues to surface that might not have otherwise. It just seems that is someone is so unreasonable that no matter the facts, they stick to their opinion, then why even bother fighting it. Some people you just can’t reach and should stop trying.