The Power of “Some”

The Power of “Some”

This is a great tool for finding more accuracy in binary arguments where we tend to label groups as one or the other.

With us or against us. Us or them. Right or wrong.

It helps to open up the conversation.

Especially in very emotional situations and topics such as politics.

Below are a few examples I’ve seen used over the last few weeks.

Ask yourself:

How’s the tone change when I read it outloud?

Is the statement accurate?


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Krav Maga organizations don’t train grappling.

Some Krav Maga organizations don’t train grappling.

Some Krav Maga organizations train grappling.



BJJ training is not practical self defense.

Some BJJ training is not practical self defense.

Some BJJ training is practical self defense.



Millennials are lazy and entitled.

Some millennials are lazy and entitled.

Some millennials are really motivated and hard working.



Instagram models have no idea about fitness training.

Some Instagram models have no idea about fitness training.

Some Instagram models are very knowledgeable about fitness training.



Everyone bails on their New Year Goals after a month.

Some people bail on their New Year Goals after a month.

Some people stay committed and crush their goals.



Democrats want to take our guns.

Some Democrats want to take our guns.

Some Democrats support gun rights and the 2nd Amendment.



Republicans are racist.

Some Republicans are racist.

Some Republicans actively advocate for human rights.



People on social media are complete idiots.

Some people on social media are complete idiots.

Some people on social media are very knowledgeable about the topics they discuss.



Everything is a mess right now.

Some things are a mess right now.

Some things are great right now.



I am right.

Sometimes I’m right.

Sometimes I’m wrong.

Sometimes I learn.



Avoid absolutes.

Open up the conversation.

Go forth and be awesome.

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