I found this article on the New York Times today and thought it gives a telling account of what happens when we try to change others by demanding that they do this or that. While our intentions may well be very good and noble (in this case, saving the planet), our demanding that they change their ways can at best prove Law to our friends, loved-ones, and spouses.

I think it interesting that this article calls bickering about environmental issues a ‘new’ kind of relational trouble, but the end result is the same as ever: saving the planet becomes Law that one person inflicts upon another and inevitably drives a wedge between the two!