People are more interested in winning an arguement than they are about being right Watch

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I feel like this is becoming more of a thing, people seem to argue out of fear of being wrong than because they think what they're arguing is right.
And some of these people lead our country :mad:
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Arguing is an artistic rather than logical exercise.
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But how do you win an argument if you're not right?
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yeah i agree...sometimes i'm like this as well but its better to realise why i'm wrong rather than aim to win an argument
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(Original post by bubblegumcat)
yeah i agree...sometimes i'm like this as well but its better to realise why i'm wrong rather than aim to win an argument
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No kidding. What's even worse if the person also thinks they are right.
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But how do you win an argument if you're not right?
By telling the other person they're wrong until they get fed up and go away.
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No they aren't.

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(Original post by Doonesbury)
No they aren't.

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(Original post by Jirga)
But how do you win an argument if you're not right?
Some arguments do not have a "Right" or a "Wrong" side.
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[QUOTE=Jirga;71622724]But how do you win an argument if you're not right?[/QUOTE

Shouting louder, telling half truths, or being a better debater
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Not to be 'that guy', but maybe more people are just feeling like their opinion is important and potentially more important than other people's. Another thing to note is that from my experience a lot of arguments arise from the opposing people not fully understanding each other's opinions and thoughts.
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(Original post by Blue_Storm)
Not to be 'that guy', but maybe more people are just feeling like their opinion is important and potentially more important than other people's. Another thing to note is that from my experience a lot of arguments arise from the opposing people not fully understanding each other's opinions and thoughts.
There are numerous different types of arguments that arise for many different reasons and if it's an entirely opinion-based argument then what you're saying is totally valid but when you're arguing based on solid information and someone believes they're right despite not having the facts to reinforce their argument... that's what grinds my gears!
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(Original post by lholden9)
There are numerous different types of arguments that arise for many different reasons and if it's an entirely opinion-based argument then what you're saying is totally valid but when you're arguing based on solid information and someone believes they're right despite not having the facts to reinforce their argument... that's what grinds my gears!
Totally understandable, in which case maybe it's down to stubborness or insecurity. Fun question though.
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(Original post by Jirga)
But how do you win an argument if you're not right?
You just gotta be more persuasive. The person you're arguing with maybe right, but if they are very poor at stating why they are right, he/she may trick people into thinking he/she doesn't know what they are talking about. Winning a debate is just as much about communicating your argument effectively and cleverly point out the flaws in ones logic, as it is about being right.
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This is nothing new
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(Original post by Kravence)
This is nothing new
Hasn't stopped being frustrating though.
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I hate L's
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