One night my son screams that there is a monster in the closet. I said “There is no monster in the closet why are you afraid?” But actually my son wanted me to validate his emotional experience.
First way to communicate to across the gap of mindset is acknowledging that people who embraces conspiracy theory, supernatural, paranormal beliefs, they are doing so for emotional needs.
The first step is to acknowledging emotional reality for those people, then you will find a better way to communicate. Their believes fulfill their emotional needs.
– Eric Oliver