Is it worth argueing with people

By Bala
@balasri (26577)
India
January 22, 2008 11:35pm CST
who in anyway are not going to change their stand and view over certain issues forever.Is not a waste of precious words,energy and time?
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10 responses
@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
24 Jan 08
No, it is so not worth arguing with someone over a topic where you see things one way and they see it another and neither of you will budge on your thinking. There are times though when it is just unavoidable, stating the way see things and the next thing you know someone is getting upset or angry.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
24 Jan 08
That's it.You don't have to budge and stand on your point.But no argument.I won't take you anywhere.
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@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Sometimes it is a very fine line though
@SViswan (12095)
• India
24 Jan 08
Depends on who the people are and the issue at hand. If it is just a friend or an acquaintance and it is an issue about something that is not going to affect me personally, I won't bother with continuing the argument. I feel it's not worth arguing ...maybe we will agree to disagree. But if it is family and the issue is personal (about kids or some aspect of our life), then I think it's worth arguing if something good comes out of it....or if it might adversely affect us if I am silent. Keeping peace and all that is good...but sometimes...an argument is worth all the trouble if it turns out for the good.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
24 Jan 08
I understand .You cannot be shy away from arguing if it is of good to you or your kids.
@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
23 Jan 08
If you are arguing for the sake of getting a person to change their mind and they never have before, it is probably a safe bet that the wont this time either. But, sometimes you have to hang in there long enough to be able to get your point across. I do not mind debating, but I hate to argue. To me, debating is not personal, but arguing is.
@balasri (26577)
• India
24 Jan 08
Nice response.Many should understand not to become personal.
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
23 Jan 08
Some people go out of their ways to have an arguement they thrive on them which is pretty sad, I hate arguments and confrontations and will always just ignore the person either on or off line, it's just not worth the hassle and stress, besides you are the stronger and mature person for walking away and that is not defeat, it's actually better to walk away, things can become heated then get totally out of hand. All for what, a difference of opinion, life is too short to waste time on arguments, it is also very stressful and does the body harm to be arguing, the blood pressure goes up and that triggers off other health issues too.
@balasri (26577)
• India
24 Jan 08
The pressure really shoots up arguing with those pig heads as Will says.
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
23 Jan 08
Yes, I already stop doing this a long time ago. I guess when you gain experience in life is easier to understand that everybody has to experience hardship in order to improve their lives. I only give advice if people ask for my opinion.
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@sang2k2 (1834)
• India
25 Jan 08
it may not be worthy to both the people who are arguing but may be fruitful to atleast one of them,the way a person speaks while arguing is very much important as if both of them are yelling at the top of their voice than its a foolish act they are doing. i think atleast one of them should be understanding enuff to talk sensible and speak to the point without actually arguing or trying to prove the other person worng or trying to degrade them.
@balasri (26577)
• India
26 Jan 08
You have a very good point there Sang.
@sang2k2 (1834)
• India
26 Jan 08
hmmm
@jcj_111776 (3221)
• Philippines
24 Jan 08
No, trying to argue with people with stubborn determination and fixed stand on their opinion, is a TOTAL waste of time, energy and breath. We won't get anywhere with people like them. It will only be just an endless cycle of trying to make our point and vise versa.
@balasri (26577)
• India
25 Jan 08
I t is nice to know that the little bird has a large wisdom.lol.Thanks for that beautiful response.
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• Philippines
25 Jan 08
Your welcome, bala.
@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
25 Jan 08
Bala, I am an out and out introvert and would not argue for anything in life. And when it comes to ppl who would not convert anyway I would rather keep mum or ignore. It takes a toll on my emotions arguing with arrogance. Thanks.
@balasri (26577)
• India
25 Jan 08
I always pity the people who refuse to change for the good.Poor things, they sure miss the fine things this world has provided us in abundance.Let us enjoy the beautiful life without wasting our time.
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
23 Jan 08
I has taken me years but i have learnt no matter what just listen and never to argue, it is wasted energy for sure, I have found friends can be lost and this is a shame, I am one who will express my opinion but I try my very hardest not to argue anymore..
@balasri (26577)
• India
23 Jan 08
You always lose a friend by winning an argument.
• United States
13 Mar 08
it's a waste of time and energy in my opinion. and you only end up hurting yourself and another. arguments for the most part don't solve problems, only rational, calm and composed conversations can get to the solution of a problem