Originally Posted by EnderWiggin
Yet weaning them off of it is both less painful and more effective.
You're taking the analogy too far.
It's been my experience that people don't have a 5-year plan for adopting rational thinking. Truth tends to come in epiphanies. There is a certain percentage of people with whom I converse that I know I'll never get through to. However, if my dialog with them is "overheard" by someone else and what I say has value for them, then I'm still having some effect.
EDIT: EW, I think this video
may make some of my points better than I have.