Internet arguments and misunderstandings: Productive, or a waste of time?
When you read through conversations on this and other sites, you can't help but notice some individuals who always enter into disagreements with others time and again.
How important is debating, or arguing online?
How far should you go to get your point across?
Is it even worth it to try to convince a stranger that your way is correct?
Here is a cartoon I ran across:
What do you think? Feel free to share any experiences you have had, and how you handled them.
I am not much of a debater, but I am very interested in understanding why people time and again get involved in arguments with others.
Closing Statement from W T
Online debates......productive.....when everyone shows respect for the other's ideas, and conversation takes place in an orderly way...it's ok to disagree.
Online arguments......waste of time......proceed with caution.
I thought perhaps some kind of debate would break out about debates.....but nothing of the sort....everyone's contributions made this conversation a very enjoyable one.
Wonderful links, and book titles were provided.
Thank you to all who participated!!!!