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[–] sroyracha 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I like to use this method when trying to get someone to understand the seriousness of a situation. Some people just don't get it until it directly affects them / the threat is immediate. Gun debates for example, when explaining how all violent crime would go up with a gun ban, they'll always find some way to dismiss the argument but then I explain from a criminal's point of view and tell them what I would do to them and how the scenario would play out. They still may not acknowledge the argument but I can see a change and that the point got across to them.