Debate is healthy

The Issue

Do Your Research

If you read the newspaper, then you’re misinformed, in a world where there is too much information the media strive to be first and not always to be truthful. Anything you practice you’ll get good at — including BS.”

He’s right. When you don’t keep up with news, you’re uninformed, but when you do, you’re going to be misinformed if it’s only from one source. I would argue that if you don’t want to listen to other people’s opinions when you agree with them or disagree with them, you’re disregarding alternative views as wrong, when in reality, they might have the facts to back up a claim where you don’t. It is better to be wrong and learn something from the experience than be right and feel unjustly righteous. This claim is a big one because no one likes being wrong, especially in today’s society. We all want to believe that we’re pools of knowledge who everyone aspires to be around and speak to. In all honesty, some of the most narrow minded and unintelligent people are those who only see one side of the argument and ignore the other points of view or merely write them off as ignorant and a waste of time to listen to. The greatest minds have the ability to see both sides of the argument, thus allowing them to prepare for the inevitable debate on any views or opinions. The argument can be won because they can cripple the arguments of the opposition with facts and the strength of logic. We, as humans, may be feeling creatures; however, when it comes down to a time that we must act, we do not feel comfortable acting on feeling. We would much rather act on statistics or research data that tells us the probability of the outcome.

Facts & Respect

Bright Future

Knowledge is everything. Software Engineer, Coach, Writer. Helms Media Founder. Much love.

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