The minority of crazies chase off people only because the sane expect everyone to be perfect. The sane give up when they find someone they think is unreasonable.
Ignore the crazies.
Don’t waste your time trying to convince them, just work to have a majority and out vote them.
When you find someone unreasonable, just tell yourself, I need to find another sane person.
If the sane out vote the crazies enough, it will be the crazies who leave.
When crazies stops getting attention, they generally leave to find another audience to annoy.
(orginally published May 26, 2016)