“Arguing Is Pointless”

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From Peter Bregman of the Havard Business Review Blog Network titled Arguing Is Pointless …

“Think about it. You and someone have an opposing view and you argue. You pretend to listen to what she’s saying but what you’re really doing is thinking about the weakness in her argument so you can disprove it. Or perhaps, if she’s debunked a previous point, you’re thinking of new counter-arguments. Or, maybe, you’ve made it personal: it’s not just her argument that’s the problem. It’s her. And everyone who agrees with her.

In some rare cases, you might think the argument has merit. What then? Do you change your mind? Probably not. Instead, you make a mental note that you need to investigate the issue more to uncover the right argument to prove the person wrong.”

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Arguing for the Sake of Arguing: Pointless Debates

Ah, the never ending debates.

There’s no way to escape them and it’s become annoyingly obvious that there is absolutely no stopping them.

(My apologies by the way- I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated with anything but a photo challenge or a rant. I actually have a nice lengthy DIY post lined up but I’m fired up with resent debate ridiculousness and I need to get a few things off my chest. Stay tuned for my Pintrest inspired (or Pinspired as I like to call it) post next week.)

Back to the subject at hand, debates. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion right? And the beauty of free speech is that you can say whatever you want to pretty much whoever you want with the only repercussion being other people cursing you out and telling you why you’re wrong and they’re right. The problem with most…

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