Firstly, don’t cast your pearls before swine…… and then, don’t teach pigs to sing – you waste your time and it annoys the pigs!
It saps your energy arguing with people who refuse, won’t, couldn’t, or lack the capacity to understand and see your point or agree to disagree. Not everyone is open-minded. (I hope I am not one of those)
Your truth is not their truth, so it may be best to let it be. Even though I think my truth is the real truth, I sometimes realize it isn’t worth engaging with fools.
I learn and re-learn this repeatedly… almost everyday, and again, yesterday!
People argue over ideology, religion, over food, over health, about how to keep in shape; over politics; over the environment; over fashion; over things. Sometimes trivial things. I shall save my energy for worthwhile issues to argue about, make my point and…. let it rest. It is still important to have a voice and opinion and stand for what you believe. But some people are just NOT worth your while.
The refusal to give in and agree to disagree leads to big fights and broken relationships. There is a time to stop arguments, if it isn’t life and death, then let that time be sooner than later. Because the truth will present itself at the right time.
So, don’t throw pearls to pigs ( yeah. that is Biblical). Some have ears but don’t hear, and eyes but don’t see. Offering words of wisdom to people who are unreceptive and undeserving is a waste.
And importantly, don’t argue with idiots. Because the bystanders might not always be able to tell the difference.