Doubly so if the person you’re trying to talk sense into is a teenager or has the emotional intelligence of a five year old.
On my extensive list (204 pages to date) of this that annoy me, climate change deniers are way up there. Like the environment secretary Owen Paterson, who actually came out and said that global warming would be good for Britain. Sigh.
Anyway, the C.S. Lewis quote above is taken out of context but seemed pertinent.