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I hate arguing with people.
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jtjumper wrote:


ZavinRoyalheart wrote:

Some of you can argue for what feels like weeks. You go through like 20 quotes to get a point across.
How do you do it? Do you thrive on argument like I thrive on ice cream? Do you sleep?
When I have a dispute with someone I'll go through like 4 or 5 quotes at the most and then I decide it's pointless, stop caring too much about what the other person thinks of the issue, and move on. I'd rather just plant the ideas in someone's mind and then get outta there before things get too hot. Some of you go all in and really fight it out. I don't read what you people say because I have other things to do but you sure do use a lot of words. That must take some effort. Even religion which I feel very strongly about I won't even argue as much as some of you because I know it's pointless to argue it too much. You can't force that sort of thing. You can only plant ideas and try and make a subtle change. Religion is just an example. Don't make this thread about religion. I will probably be annoyed if you do. There isn't even much point to it. This is a forum on an anime streaming site. Your opinion wont even really affect anything unless you go out and change things. Even when argument is that pointless you'll still argue. Is it fun? Some of you seem to enjoy it. Do you honestly feel that strongly about all of your opinions? We're talkin' paragraphs here! Paragraphs! Link too! Sources! This isn't really to put you down or anything. I'm impressed honestly and heave a respect for certain users who argue like this. Most of you seem smarter than me or at least more knowledgeable. I just don't understand how you can argue for so long.
Why don't you do your thing and educate me on the subject?


Says the enormous paragraph.
At least three reasons for me:
1) To promote thinking
2) I think I might convince them
3) Some user accuses me of some untrue garbage claim and I argue to defend my honor.


I was aware of the paragraph size. I saw the irony. It was not lost on me.
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people tend to react rebelliously when you come off as rude/aggressive or attempt to threaten them

its usually the rude quote chains that are the longest lol. neither side wants to listen since they hate each other
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Actually sorting through the arguments of multiple random people with wildly divergent views, experiences, temperaments, and understanding of discourse takes a lot of work. If understanding is truly the goal, people have written thousand-page books trying to figure this or that out, so an argument that runs a few pages isn't that much comparatively. Really every thread has the potential for The Lost Village levels of insanity, and I'm surprised many are coherent. For some definition of coherent.

As to why I write walls of text, I talked a little about this over in PrinceJudar's forum topic on Reason from a couple months ago (go read the whole thing; it's pretty good, and it was a fun thread):




One thing I don't mention there is that I write so much because it's how I teach: as a physics graduate student I've taught multiple introductory classes, and I've found that the way it's easiest for me to teach is to create a shared understanding with the student that we can both work within. Because if I just try to tell them how something works, I'll miss whatever thought processes they have that are hindering their understanding. Instead I'll start from something we both agree we understand and work through the students' thinking until they get it. So I tend to dislike parsimony in conversation, because it leaves too much open and potentially confusing. I want to be understood, so I try to make what I say accessible.
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Some want the world to fit their personal view, and lose sight of a very simple fact...

They are truly unique, just like the 6+ billion OTHER people in this world.

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Posted 6/14/16
People can write research papers using the arguments on crunchyroll
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Posted 6/19/16
You have to be really passionate and stubborn to argue for a long time. Usually when I argue with my family, it only lasts for 5 minutes. Then I just need space after that so I can compose myself. With my significant other, we argue for about 30 minutes, but it usually happens over text.
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Posted 6/19/16 , edited 6/19/16
For me, it largely comes down to boredom. The occasional arguments I get into on CR are often the most excitement I'll have in months.
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bronzefoot wrote:

I think some people just want to/must have the last word


no more than this
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Posted 6/20/16

Sogno- wrote:


bronzefoot wrote:

I think some people just want to/must have the last word


no more than this


No it's not
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Posted 6/20/16

Hail_King_Kakao wrote:

Man, religion though. Its really bad right.


Ya man that fucking atheist religion is the worst of them all. So many killed in the name of nothing.
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Posted 6/20/16 , edited 6/20/16
Go on and on and on. My sis and I had an argument that spanned over a decade. If we wanted to tease or annoy each other out of the blue we'd bring up the old argument. It became a bit of a joke. What was the argument? We disagreed over what we could recall was the original colour of a doll's dress. I said blue she said red. The argument started when I was 9. We haven't brought it up lately so I guess it's finally died.
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