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Rocker October 25th, 2014 8:14pm

Does debating ever yield positive results for you?

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DankZane Visus Per Mentem
10/25/14 3:14 pm

Often during a debate I'll learn something new, and occasionally I'll change my opinion on something. Then there's times where the other person will insult me just for having a dissenting opinion.

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susanr Colorado
10/25/14 3:16 pm

It pretty much stops being a debate at that point, unless there are others involved. That's when I usually start walking toward the door.

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
10/25/14 3:08 pm

It's fun just to see how other ppl *process* info that contradicts their worldview/preconceived ideas. I learn a lot about how to state - or not - my positions from those who manage that process well as much as I do from those who don't.

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EarlyBird Portland
10/25/14 3:03 pm

Yes, very much so. I learn a lot from the debates here.

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susanr Colorado
10/25/14 3:00 pm

Yes. I've challenged my own thinking (sometimes) by listening to what other people have to say; I've changed my mind on at least a couple of things; & I've heard a couple say they've learned something from me. That's all positive.

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JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/25/14 2:56 pm

I've found out I was wrong about the way I thought many many times

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susanr Colorado
10/25/14 2:58 pm

Oh good; you're back.

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/25/14 3:00 pm

Sort of, quit smoking for a month, and who knew how much this thing was tied into my smoking

susanr Colorado
10/25/14 3:03 pm

As much as I'd like to have you around here regularly, I'd rather have you around in general; i.e., if it's non-smoking or is, please choose non-smoking.

Take up popcorn or knitting or something. Hope you stick around.

OhTheIrony Learning from you
10/25/14 3:12 pm

Hey JB! Glad to see you back. I second Susan's sentiment.

susanr Colorado
10/25/14 3:21 pm

I tried to offer something in addition to (preferably instead of) eating, because I know that can be an issue when quitting smoking. Hey, Rosie Grier did it. And if you're good you can keep your eyes on the screen while you knit.

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/25/14 3:24 pm

I now have a crippling addiction to cinnamon candy and replaced SOH momentarily for an airline game

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/25/14 3:26 pm

And I made a rule that every flight I put in place serves nothing but soup, who knew that would work, I've been crushing all other airlines for the last month

susanr Colorado
10/25/14 3:27 pm

The folks who were worrying about you a few nights ago will be reassured by thoughts of you munching candy & shooting down (or just flying?) imaginary airplanes the whole time. We may never talk to you again, but we're glad you're OK.

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/25/14 3:28 pm

Aww, what poll, I'll go tell them all is well

susanr Colorado
10/25/14 3:30 pm

Oh, an air*line* game. Geez, that sounds boring.

It's more fun than us, really? Even without the cloud of cigarette smoke?

I'm trying to remember which poll. Damn.

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/25/14 3:41 pm

Lol, well I'll give you, it's not as exciting as knitting

susanr Colorado
10/26/14 9:36 am

I found that poll. It was zack1018's poll asking for good people to follow. Naturally your name came up! It was mostly TopsQueen, Nemacyst & DrCarpenter in 1 thread wondering about you. Try not to notice that it was me doing most of the fretting.

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/26/14 9:40 am

Aww, I feel like a jerk, sorry for making you fret Susan, I'll go to the poll and tell them I'm good, thank you,

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/26/14 9:43 am

Bummer, I can't go to the poll because his account is set to private :(

susanr Colorado
10/26/14 9:49 am

I'm hoping you're not a web-only user so you can do a poll search. I found it with a search of "follow" but don't do that, there are many hits... Try "any great users."

Don't feel like a jerk; I just tend to fret about some folks who disappear...

susanr Colorado
10/26/14 9:51 am

Still fretting about the great AnnieM, a year & a half later... and DavesNotHere, who disappeared from here & Instagram after apparently successful recovery from a heart attack.

Oh wait, you aren't web-only, since obviously you get notifications.

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/26/14 10:02 am

I know I miss the too, along with Esperanza and patron and many others

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/26/14 10:03 am

Oh and it did work, thanks!

GotHeem Indiana
10/25/14 2:55 pm

I've learned how to better present my side of the topics without coming across like a Bible-thumping jerk. I used to be really bad at it.

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
10/25/14 2:47 pm

I rarely debate with people, and never ever on this app, but when I do debate with others I usually learn something...regardless of who "wins".

jvc1133 61535
10/25/14 1:31 pm

Nope, my minds set, fortunately I know everything, so it's just conversation.

OhTheIrony Learning from you
10/25/14 2:21 pm

Oh yeah, what am I eating right now?

jvc1133 61535
10/25/14 2:23 pm

You're not cleared to question me.

OhTheIrony Learning from you
10/25/14 3:11 pm

Jokes on you, I wasn't eating anything.

jvc1133 61535
10/25/14 3:13 pm

I was about to relent and tell you that.

swervin Maryland
10/25/14 1:24 pm

I've learned a lot from people I am totally opposite of.