Very interesting, and I agree -- I don't get much satisfaction out of 'winning' a debate if I'm wrong.
I see this point. I just think of it differently I guess, because I don't think I know anything on a topic when even by others' measures I'd know a lot. IME Ps tend to think of things as 'maybe's. Or 'perhaps it's like this...' Very little of what I say is definitive, and I wrongly assume other people know that, so I don't preface my comments with disclaimers. I suppose others are taking it as factOriginally Posted by EJCC
I agree. I will debate ethical theories with people, or the application of said theories to a given situation, but I won't for example get into an abortion debate with someone. It will go nowhere except histrionics (if we disagree in the first place).Definitely. The statement before this I completely disagree with (because I don't want to walk on eggshells with my friends), but this statement is totally true. Nothing good ever comes out of debating morals - unless both parties are debating morals that they are emotionally detached from.
I think she'd keep asking questions. This is helpful though, I could be vague enough that she doesn't know what it is I'm doing specifically. Good call.Is she a jealous person - to the point that if you were vague, she'd keep asking questions? If she is, I have no good advice for you. But if not, you could just say "I have a meeting" or "I'm going to a lunch" or "I'm meeting some people" or something along those lines.
Thanks, and by the way... sorry for posting so much in your thread...