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Edwin H. Friedman once said that “the colossal misunderstanding of our time is the assumption that insight will work with people who are unmotivated to change. Communication does not depend on syntax, or eloquence, or rhetoric, or articulation but on the emotional context in which the message is being heard. People can only hear you when they are moving toward you, and they are not likely to when your words are pursuing them. Even the choices words lose their power when they are used to overpower. Attitudes are the real figures of speech.”

This is a quote you must’ve come across in those last few pages of Mumbai Mirror on more than one occasion. I have. And I’m not even a regular reader. I am however, a regular subscriber. Which is my point exactly. Mumbai Mirror is not a newspaper. It’s a tabloid. The editorial page is one sixteenth the…

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