It seems to me to be a trend repeated over and over, almost everywhere. A person has a perspective. Another person disagrees with that perspective. Then, instead of coming to a mutual conclusion on the discussion, it just dissolves into a back and forth of petty points. It becomes more about not losing and not about coming to an understanding. No one wants to shift their perspective. But, if that's the case, why even talk to one another?
It's just sad, that's all.
You don't have to be right. Not always. It's ok to be wrong. It won't kill you.