10 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday — The Art of the Argument

  1. Jewish Young Professional "JYP" December 29, 2021 / 2:27 pm

    Eh, I don’t agree. Neither people who think they’re right, nor people who might be wrong (do people who think they themselves are wrong exist?) bother to listen, and people who are arguing also don’t bother to listen.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango December 29, 2021 / 3:41 pm

      My debate teacher in high school always said, “Listen for understanding, not for rebuttal.”

      Liked by 2 people

      • Marleen December 30, 2021 / 4:58 am

        I had a good debate teacher (and environment), too. Sadly, I’ve observed that debate has changed over the decades… such that most places emphasize rebuttal, scoring points or their turn to talk, rather than listening, understanding, or even making a clear point.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. leigha66 December 29, 2021 / 7:18 pm

    Many people don’t listen. Nice quote!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Hetty Eliot December 30, 2021 / 7:35 pm

    I studied philosophy in college, and I was taught that you should always represent someone’s view (that you’re criticizing) in such a way that if they read it, they would say your representation is accurate.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango December 30, 2021 / 10:24 pm

      That makes sense, but it’s hard to do sometimes.

      Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.