We cannot be guided in our practical action by full knowledge and evaluation of all the consequences. So long as men are not omniscient, the only way in which freedom can be given to the individual is by such general rules to delimit the sphere in which the decision is his.1
If the question still sounds natural with “You idiot” at its end, don’t ask it.2
The convictions of another are what they are persuaded of, not what I insist. I may influence. But their paradigms form up in a place outside of what I can presume to control.
Most of what it takes to tilt our intersections to mutuality is something that does fall within my control. We can’t make others think a thing. But ...