Re: preaching to the unconverted
When you present your info, I’d remain unemotional and objective. Getting excited gives the impression to others that you’re a wacko. I’ve learned that the hard way. At first my mom thought I had developed a psychiatric disorder and my Dad thought I probably had a brain tumor… no kidding. But recently, they did acknowledge to me that the price of gold has gone pretty high…Hmmm. The only person I’ve really convinced is my wife and my father in law, but that has come after talking about it night after night over the past two years.
Haha I’m glad I’m not the only one who got this response. My mom definitely still thinks I have some kind of chemical imbalance, and this is coming from someone who is married to a psychiatrist. My father the psychiatrist knows enough to not think I’m mentally unstable, but of course he still has a lot of reservations about the overall message.
Anyway, I have to sign on to the stay “unemotional and objective” message. Just act like the information is as credible and important as you really know it is, and if people give you a strange look, pretend like you just told them the Sun rises in the east and react accordingly.