Just in time for the holidays…
“Many progressive activists are brought to the edge of despair and beyond trying to convince their parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives to embrace their values. But guess what? Nothing in any sales book I’ve ever read says that your family are automatically qualified just because they happen to be your family.
“In fact, the opposite appears to be true: that your ideas are held in lower regard by the people who watched you grow up, and who in some cases diapered you, than by the general population. This doesn’t just apply to activists: many artists and intellectuals throughout history have also had to leave home to find an appreciative audience.”