JD Salinger On Conviction As A Motivator

Conviction is a great motivator. If you really believe in what you’re saying, you can inspire. 

But, don’t lose the nuance either. If it’s too simple and there are any logical cracks for doubt to creep in, you’d better be ready. 

And, if someone else is trying to inspire you but lost sight of the nuance of their argument, have a little fun and give them a little poke. 

Here are two quotes from JD Salinger that got me thinking of this topic (h/t Infinite Loops)

It’s funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they’ll do practically anything you want them to. 

It’s partly true, too, but it isn’t all true. People always think something’s all true.

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