Monday, March 30, 2015

Winning Arguments vs. Winning Discussions

Winning Arguments vs. Winning Discussions | Why facts or emotions won't help you win an argument. 

When emotions get heated, reason disappears and the fight or flight response takes over, the discussion is over and the argument is on! Facts are the foundation of rational thought, opinions are rarely changed with unemotional dry facts. Reason is the capacity for consciously making sense of beliefs, ideas, facts and yes opinions. Applying logic, establishing and verifying facts, and changing or justifying new activities, rational or irrational intuitions, and beliefs based on new or existing information. Stating an argument and opinion are closely associated with such characteristically human activities as philosophy, Socratic dialogue, science, language, mathematics, and art and is normally considered to be a definitive characteristic of human nature.

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