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How to be a Devils Advocate

You don’t need to be a lawyer, catholic bishop or contrarian.

You do need to have an open mind, regardless your original perspective, then following these steps:

Step 1: Apply a contrarian approach. What if the issue/task/ideal was the opposite? i.e. “Political correctness (“PC”) is right”, consider, what if being PC is actually wrong?

Step 2: Find evidence in favour AND against the competing propositions.

Step 3: Consider the arguments for and against, work through examples, then ask others of their opinions. By now, you may have found some positives.