Does debating ever yield positive results for you?
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.
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.
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.
Yes, very much so. I learn a lot from the debates here.
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.
I've found out I was wrong about the way I thought many many times
Oh good; you're back.
Sort of, quit smoking for a month, and who knew how much this thing was tied into my smoking
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.
Hey JB! Glad to see you back. I second Susan's sentiment.
Weird, it went twice
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.
I now have a crippling addiction to cinnamon candy and replaced SOH momentarily for an airline game
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
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.
Aww, what poll, I'll go tell them all is well
Oh and it's just flying planes
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.
Lol, well I'll give you, it's not as exciting as knitting
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.
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,
Bummer, I can't go to the poll because his account is set to private :(
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...
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.
I know I miss the too, along with Esperanza and patron and many others
Oh and it did work, thanks!
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.
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".
No, debates are mostly worthless.
Nope, my minds set, fortunately I know everything, so it's just conversation.
Oh yeah, what am I eating right now?
You're not cleared to question me.
Jokes on you, I wasn't eating anything.
I was about to relent and tell you that.
I've learned a lot from people I am totally opposite of.