Arguing

@jillhill (37379)
United States
August 29, 2007 7:30am CST
Do you argue for the sake of arguing or if you are in a discussion and someone is overtaking it with their opinion but you know you are right....do you argue about it? I will make my point but stop before it get into a full blown argument. I figure somewhere down the line they will figure out I was right! LOL
3 responses
@reveria (51)
• United States
29 Aug 07
I like your attitude about "somewhere down the line they will figure out i was right"! I have to say in general i don't argue for the sake of arguing though i am told by my husband that i do seem to be rather argumentative. For me i it's a matter of experience and logic, i can't seem to agree to something that is unlogical even if it would prevent an argument, i guess i'll always have to present my "but" and that's what my husband has grown ready to wait for. Sometimes though, i think it's really fun to argue over something totally stupid and irrelevant to our lives, as long as neither side gets offended and it's just for a laugh, i think it's great fun
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
29 Aug 07
I get too upset when someone really doesn't know what they are talking about then argues the point. But if you can do it for fun good for you!
• United States
29 Aug 07
i guess it depends on who it is. I do have a co-worker who is infamous for arguing totally unreasonably, for example, he argues that he invented honey mustard because he asked for both honey and mustard in the 50s from McDonalds, then he argues that the President of the United States does not represent America on an international level...and he won't stop at any point or consider anything you say...that type does drive me nuts
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
30 Aug 07
Me too!
@navtech (1776)
• India
29 Aug 07
Dear jillhill, you are right. There is no point arguing with people who like to only argue without considering the merits and demerits of argument. They get false satisfaction that they could argue on any subject. I had a friend who used to tell me I had read that book and this book. I knew he never read any book. He only knows the name of the book and author. With this he used to argue. I was bookworm when I was young. Therefore, I used to tell him at the end, you never read any book excepting knowing the name of the book and the author.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
29 Aug 07
Woo Hoo good for you! My brother likes to argue politics.....so one day I said...It's too much about parties and not enough about banning together to find resolution. Everyone in the room agreed and he didn't have any more to say! It was quite a satisfaction though normally I would not persue s certain types of argument.
@beckish (636)
• United States
29 Aug 07
I don't like conflict, so I won't argue for the sake of arguing. I will try to make my point, then eventually just "agree to disagree" with the person. We all learn by hearing views of other people so disagreement can be good, but I don't think full scale arguments solve anything.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
29 Aug 07
Yes. I don't like conflict either. Better to let it go!