Question of the day

Do you enjoy a good debate or prefer keeping the peace?

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11 Responses to Question of the day

  1. Sue says:

    That depends on who it’s with. With Fana, I’d rather keep the peace b/c she’ll change her position in the middle of the conversation or just won’t drop a subject when enough has been said. The rest of us though, I think, can all talk about things without getting all crazy on each other!

  2. SKL says:

    I don’t know. I like to think that I enjoy a “good debate.” But people rarely manage to debate without pissing each other off. And I have less and less tolerance for that as I get older.

    In January, a couple old friends from grad school came to visit. When we were in our 20s, we used to have long debates every time we got together. We’d get mad sometimes, but we’d always get glad again. Last January, we went to their house and they had some other houseguests and we got into a debate. I tried to be very nice but some guy (a stranger to me) took something the wrong way and got offended, and I heard the next morning that he had decided I was a racist and wanted nothing more to do with me. So this year when we got together I just tried to stay out of it. I just smiled and nodded and kept my opinions to myself. But I was badgered into participating. “Oh, we really really want to hear what you think.” But then every time I opened my mouth, before I could even complete a sentence someone would butt in, “wait, don’t you think your premise is wrong . . . .” Never even got my points across. Pretty soon it was all about what an obnoxious and closed-minded person I was. I am still irritated just thinking about it. Why can’t we all just watch a stupid movie and shut up?

  3. Joy says:

    I tend to agree with Sue and say it depends on who you’re talking to and “how” they debate. Some people genuinely like to debate but some people HAVE to be right and to just argue….I hate that.

  4. mssc54 says:

    With MOST people I prefer a good debate. With the Mrs. it depends on her mood. lol

  5. LVISS says:

    I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT A DEBATE IS A DECENT STREET FIGHT. KEEPING PEACE PREVENTS FURTHER DEBATES. AN EXCHANGE OF IDEAS IS OKAY BUT DEBATE RAISES FAKE HEAT.

  6. Karen Joy says:

    I used to like a good debate but I think I just plain don’t have the energy for it anymore.That might be because it usually turns into an argument and thats a waist of time.It’s just alot easier to sit back and keep my mouth shut,most dont want to here your side or opinion anyhow.Like it would kill them to even consider what you are saying may be of some help to them.

  7. Nikki says:

    It depends on what we are talking about and who I am talking with. Certain people, no matter what you say (even if you agree) they will argue it. Politics is something I only debate with a very select few, religion is even more of a select few! I kind of have always felt, stating your opinion is fine but don’t argue someone else’s opinion. Chances are you won’t change my mind, and I won’t change yours. I have done this, and it always ends up in an argument and then what is going to be solved then? Nothing! So a healthy discussion is what I like. The second someone tells me I am wrong and they are right, that’s where they lose me!

  8. starlaschat says:

    I guess it depends on who and if I’m in the mood and if I have the energy. That’s a lot of if’s oh well. Maybe not today, I don’t think I’m up for it. ;+)

  9. lucy says:

    I prefer to just keep the peace. But I do agree that a good debate is good too.. but it depends with whom and how they debate.

  10. pammy wammy says:

    I dont like to debate.I Like to try and keep the peace 🙂

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