Ben Franklin, Haters and Friends

Intuition says you should give your haters something to try and win them over.

But that doesn’t work.

Instead, ask for a favor from a hater — something he’ll be compelled to do (for one reason or another).

His brain will force himself into thinking you are a friend (and not a foe).


Who does a favor for anyone but a friend?

[HT to Benjamin Franklin via Brain Pickings]