How would you like a tried and true method of winning an argument  or changing someone's mind to your way of thinking. It can seem nearly impossible.  But check out this years old method by 17th Century French Philosopher Blaise Pascal.

He figured out that if you want to change someone's mind, you can increase your odds by first focusing on how they're RIGHT.

Basically,  so if you want to win an argument, you should focus on stuff you both agree with first.

It butters the person up, so they're more receptive when you bring the hammer down and point out the things you DON'T agree on.

Pascal also realized that we're more likely to concede a point if we feel like we've arrived at the truth OURSELVES, with minimal help.  Which is why just telling someone over and over again that they're wrong doesn't work very well.

(Quartz)