The only truths worth arguing about are those truths that could prevent or lead to circumstances that may bite us in the rear sooner or later.
Oh, yes I can!
I’m not sorry!
The answer’s no!
I really don’t care!
And I do not always have to have the last word!
I know what I’m talking about, Alecto! When I think of Jud, I think of the times he wanted to be a coal miner, the times he took Wendy and me sailing in the harbour, the times he showed me how to play soccer, but I forgot all the bullying and I’ll never understand why. And now you ask me, you ask me what happened once we were in high school. You said you didn’t understand what having a family was like, so ask me!
Don’t say to yourself, ‘Everyone argues!’ to justify and normalise your fighting, when the most natural thing is to love.
There’s more to logic than identifying logical fallacies.
Never argue. To win an argument is to lose a sale.
Care to explain?
A deep breath is a technique with which we minimize the number of instances where we say what we do not mean … or what we really think.
I have witnessed how the power of listening, storytelling and embracing gray areas breaks through the rigid ‘us vs. them.
He could argue a case for anything, but that doesn’t change the fact he’s wrong most of the time.