As noted in Wiki: “A false dilemma is a type of informal fallacy in which something is falsely claimed to be an “either/or” situation, when in fact there is at least one additional option. … A false dilemma can arise intentionally, when a fallacy is used in an attempt to force a choice or outcome.”
Either/or is false logic. When confronted with this type of argument, best approach is to take a Calming Breath, and say “And?”
How to take a Calming Breath:
1. Breathe in slowly to a count of five. It is helpful to tighten all your muscles beginning at your toes and moving up through your body while you breathe in. If for some reasons you do not want to tense your muscles, it still helps to imagine tensing and then releasing them
2. Hold your breath and the tension for another count of five.
3. Breathe out slowly for another count of five, and as you a breathe out slowly release the tension starting at your head and moving down to your toes.
4. Breathe normally, smile gently, and say a silent “Thank you.”
Warning: When learning Calming Breath, start when you are already relaxed. This insures stress will not interfere with its effectiveness.
Thank you and stay strong
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