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  • No! Conflict makes my stomach churn

    3 3.75%
  • no

    12 15.00%
  • not really

    5 6.25%
  • occassionally

    5 6.25%
  • arguing: no; debating yes

    28 35.00%
  • only if they're intelligent

    9 11.25%
  • when I'm bored

    4 5.00%
  • YES!

    2 2.50%
  • I enjoy a good conflict

    6 7.50%
  • only when I need to put a filthy invalid in his place

    6 7.50%
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  1. #61
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    Reason is about the other.
    Argument is about you.
    Nope. Reason is about Reason. (: Argument (or conflict) is about you or/and the other.

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    I enjoy a good discussion/debate as I feel much more learned afterwards. There's also the adrenaline rush some talked about. I love it! Of course some people think I'm being argumentative when I'm doing it but really, I'm just exploring or trying to explore all the facets of the situation at hand. Also discussions make me learn more about people so that's interesting as well.

    I think I go into real argumentative mode when people push logically-flawed arguments onto me and tell me things like what I "should" do. That can make me quite wrathful.

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    ^ Oh yes, I relate to all of what you said. Especially the exploring part and the flawed argument part. Well... the rest too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odyne View Post
    Nope. Reason is about Reason. (: Argument (or conflict) is about you or/and the other.
    A woman was kicked out of her apartment. Because of her dog.
    Godfather reasoned with the owner of the apartment.
    After that the owner of the apartment went to see the woman. He told her she can stay, and she can keep her dog.

    Did Godfather reason about reason?
    No, he reasoned about the woman and her dog.

    If Godfather woud have started to argue with the owner, the owner would not have gone to see the woman.
    The conversation was not about Godfather.
    It was about the woman and her dog.

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    I enjoy the peace that comes after a settled argument more than trying to live with passive-aggressive funk that comes with confrontation avoidance. Other than that, though, I dislike arguing. Debating is different because it's a competition, but arguing is usually just people dumping their emotional pain on each other. Who wants that?

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    Can someone define the words "argument" and "debate" without looking it up, please.

    For that matter, look up the word "discussion" as well.

    I say that because 90% of the people commenting in this thread don't know what the words actually mean - origins, usage, current definitions, etc.
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    I'll try!

    An argument is to present your side for another person to understand. During an argument, you are trying to impose your perspective into another person's understanding with minimal receptiveness to your opponents response.

    A debate is subject to input from both sides, but in the end only one side will come out more accurate than the other. You present your argument, listen to the opponent, and present a NEW argument.

    A discussion involves the meeting of ideas to play with or formulate a new mutual understanding or at least mutually accepted truth, whether one adheres to the belief or not.

    How off was I?

    *Goes to google*

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    I was close......yeah yeah, they could all mean the same thing. :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haight View Post
    Can someone define the words "argument" and "debate" without looking it up, please.

    For that matter, look up the word "discussion" as well.

    I say that because 90% of the people commenting in this thread don't know what the words actually mean - origins, usage, current definitions, etc.
    What does it matter? We can infer the sense in which someone is using the term by the descriptions they provide.
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    I'll argue when bored until I'm bored of the argument

    when people take arguing too seriously though, it removes all the fun from it so I tend to wander off... what's the use of an argument if not entertainment?
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