Not a Fan of Arguing for the Sake of Arguing – October 23, 2019

I have a few friends who love to argue simply to argue. They know they won’t change the other person’s mind and the other person won’t change their mind. The only time I argue in a case like this is when someone makes a wild claim that I check out and find it’s unfounded or relies on flawed or faulty data. Even then, I will only push the argument so far as I find most people who choose to accept the claim are not going to change their position short of a miracle opening their eyes. However, I don’t support remaining silent when such wild claims are treated as fact when a simple search would show it’s anything but fact.

Sadly, when it comes to politics, most have no problem believing whatever nonsense their side says and don’t bother to check if it’s true. That’s true of all sides of the political spectrum. This also applies in non-political discussions where there are two or more sides to an issue.


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7 Responses to Not a Fan of Arguing for the Sake of Arguing – October 23, 2019

  1. GP Cox says:

    I’m with you – enough with the arguing!!

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    • In my friends’ case, they care more about arguing than trying to convince the other side they are wrong. Often, it’s on subjects that are subjective and can’t be proved one way or the other. They are so sure they are right and anyone disagreeing with them is wrong. In my case,

      I ride with one of the friends so I am stuck waiting 30 – 60+ minutes two – four times/week while he argues. Many times I could walk home, about 40 minutes walking time, before they finish arguing. I may start doing that, or at least using my bicycle more to get around the issue.

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      • GP Cox says:

        I don’t blame you. I suppose telling this person that if he wants to argue – he’d better do it by himself, wouldn’t help, eh? Time for exercise.

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      • Wish it would. In the case of these guys, they are ignoring their wives which will cause problems down the road. They have been arguing for 7+ years now 2 – 3 times/week. I can see at least two of the wives one day putting down their foot. For some of the other wives, they probably enjoy not having to deal with their husbands.

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      • GP Cox says:

        haha, you are probably right!!

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      • I tried telling the one his wife is going to divorce him or kill him and it has little to do with this issue. He thinks I’m joking. I used to work for several mental health agencies and it was the quiet ones like his wife that I kept an eye on more than the loud ones.

        She even told him she has a plan on how to get away with it. My hope is if she goes that route, it’s when I am with them as I really don’t want to be the second victim.

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