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It can feel impossible to persuade someone with strong views. This is in part because we look for information to confirm what we already know and avoid or dismiss facts that are opposed to our core beliefs.
However, it is not impossible to sway someone.
Hope allows you to come up with creative solutions to the disputes at the core of the conflict.
You may see a way out of what seems to be a locked battle of wills. This is what happens in ordinary problem-solving, when thinking outside of the box can help all sides come up with a solution.
Instead of challenging someone's existing belief, which always leads to resistance, it is much better to connect your own position to their beliefs.