A Communication Dilemma: Can it be solved?
There are two people:
- Person A
- Person B
They have a debate. Person A explains his point. Person B says you're wrong, and he explains his point. Person A agrees and says it's just like what I said, but Person B still disagrees because he doesn't agree with the use/misuse of definitions/analogies. So Person B explains the difference, but Person A still sees no difference and they're effectively the same definitions as his.
A agrees with B, but B doesn't agree with A on a fundamental level. A thinks he knows exactly B's point, but B thinks A has it all wrong. A thinks his definitions are exactly the same as B's, but B sees the misuse of definitions as horribly wrong.
So who is right, and who is wrong? Is A correct and that B is inflexible to others' arguments or is B correct and that A's points and definitions were too loose/abstract?
I realize this question is abstract and lacks context, but that was my point...
Closing Statement from James Zhang
There are many diverse answers and interesting responses, and that this model could be applied to many situations like religious arguments and whatnot.
Whoever is right or not depends on the context.
Someone's answer to this question can also tell you a lot about what kind of person he/she is.
Perhaps the solution to this dilemma may not even be relevant.