Arguing to win has become a popular style of discourse than arguing to learn, more so on platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
When you say you “won an argument”, you essentially learned less from an interaction with the other party because your narrative was focused on winning instead of listening and understanding.
Today, “dunking” on somebody is considered more appealing than having a level headed, healthy discussion.
It’ll bode well to understand that arguing does not change minds, it makes people more intransigent.
Listening to what others have to say is actually far more persuasive.
Next time you catch yourself getting riled up over something, before getting ready to argue, picture the fighting elephant seals.
That’s not how you’d want to look, right?
Credits: Sahil Lavingia on Twitter
TO DO: Don’t debate to win, seek to learn at your next conversation.
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