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A compromise on opinions and ideas
Posted 11/2/14 , edited 11/2/14
Do you ever feel the need to do it?

What do you do when someone is trying to forcefully make you change your opinion?

Obviously, we can't all always be right, but what does it take to make you change your opinions and ideas?






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It doesn't matter.
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Posted 11/2/14
I got bored and stopped reading.
Posted 11/2/14
Of course not.

I'm always right.
Posted 11/2/14
My mind died.
Posted 11/2/14 , edited 11/2/14
lol what i wrote grossed me out... came out really arrogant.

opinions and ideas don't really hurt though so it's not a big deal to me.

someone can deliberate over them in their own time and that's what i like to do. plenty of resources around so you can always exhaust those before having to deal with people's emotions just to find out more.
Posted 11/2/14
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Sorry if this isn't the type of content you're looking for but whenever I get into a diversion of ideas with my friends I just nod and say "Yep" every ten seconds because apparently when I do argue a point I sound very arrogant, sarcastic and angry and people gang up on my idea. "Get rekt" is usually followed.
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Compromise? What's that? I only know how to win and conquer.
Posted 11/2/14 , edited 11/2/14
I would just like to point out that it's spoilered because you can choose not to read it.

Actually, I fixed it.

Posted 11/2/14 , edited 11/2/14
I'm barely awake but I will try to give a real response here. I did not read any of the spoiler though.

My opinions are always subject to change based on what kind of facts or evidence is provided pertaining to that opinion. I am always willing to accept that my opinions might be wrong or flawed and in need of adjusting. I do not feel the need to compromise on my opinion just to avoid some sort of conflict or anything though. If a person can't give me enough reason to change my opinion it just isn't going to happen.

If they try to force an opinion on me I will just stare blankly at them until they stop talking or I will walk away. It's not that hard to deal with. If people don't get any kind of reaction that they can continue off of they usually shut up pretty quick.

All that is required for me to change my opinion is evidence I am wrong. Concrete evidence. If it is a subject where there just can never be concrete evidence then usually I am open to any opinion being right and leave it at that. If someone feels the need to try and sway me they will just get brushed off. Believe whatever you want but if there is no evidence at all on the subject then nobody is really right or wrong yet.

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Posted 11/2/14
Compromising keeps friends, but strong will brakes the chains.

You can choose to do you, or grow off a branch.
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Posted 11/2/14
If there is a cogent argument that I am wrong or there is a better solution I will often relent and change my mind. This will come after a good discussion.
However...
If I stand there and I don't say anything and I nod my head in an affirmative manner, I am placating you because I don't want to waste anymore time on your bullshit.
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Posted 11/2/14 , edited 11/2/14
I'm generally fairly flexible about such things, but there are some subjects that I refuse to back down on. My willingness to concede greatly depends on who I'm dealing with; should the atmosphere turn sour, communications will fall apart. Once I perceive animosity, I tend to dig in my heels with fervor, and continue to do so until the air clears. I don't give in to just anything, though. I need concise reasoning to turn me around, if only half-way; however, I can be persuaded to make an abrupt compromise when I determine that the issue isn't worth the effort and drama.
Posted 11/3/14
if there's sufficient evidence. scientific evidence can usually change my mind immediately.

when people rely on emotions and subjectivity, that's when i'm unlikely to change my mind.
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Posted 11/3/14
I tend to change my mind while thinking through my own argument more often than other people change my mind with theirs. This might be a monkey thing where the debate is a status contest and I have to win somehow, or it might be because I'm just that much smarter than everyone around me that a fraction of my brain is a better debater than the entirety of someone else's.

Probably some combination of the two, I mean the one is much more likely but damn there are some stupid people out there.
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