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  •  A good lesson (4+ / 0-)
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    ramara, glorificus, Eowyn9, worldlotus

    not to always avoid a good argument.

    Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

    by a gilas girl on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 05:00:32 PM PST

    •  Yes, well said! (1+ / 0-)
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      The problem with most arguments is that the participants go in, absolutely convinced of their own position and wanting to "convert" the other to their way of thinking.

      Debates, discussions, and arguments can be very productive and fruitful, though, if one or more of the participants goes in with an open mind -- not necessarily to be won over to the other position (though this can happen) but simply willing to consider new ideas and to learn.

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