“We are generally the better persuaded by the reasons we discover ourselves than by those given to us by others.”
Besides having a programming language named after him and a famous theorem, he points out the obvious.
You can’t tell most people anything. They have to learn it themselves and usually the hard way. Today’s toxic political environment is a perfect example, no matter which side you take.
It’s just how many times do you have to bang your head against the wall until you realize that it hurts?