Tweets by The Wise Sloth #6: Arguing With People

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Just because someone says something you disagree with, that doesn’t mean they’re against you. They may just be for facts, and you’re wrong.

Getting mad at people when you don’t get what you want usually indicates you’re the selfish bad guy, and your enemy is the real victim.

Proving to people you’re right all the time is more likely a symptom of your insecurity and shortsightedness than strength and genius.

People only argue semantics when they don’t have a real argument.

Step 1: Give someone advice. Step 2: Listen to why they’re not going to take it.

I’m not saying don’t help people. Just be aware that giving people constructive criticism is more likely to piss them off than help them.

Someone who isn’t thinking rationally won’t come to a rational conclusion even if you serve it to them on a silver platter.

If you meet a dragon, don’t have a fire-breathing contest with it.

The more times you use the word “fuck” in an argument, the less favorable the outcome is likely to be for you.

The only person who really wins in an argument is the one who learns something.

You wouldn’t be arguing if your opponent were willing to listen. Arguing is just a test to see who’ll shout loudest and who’ll give up first.

Life’s tough. Life’s tougher when you get furious over semantics.

The more you don’t want to hear you’re wrong, the more you’re probably wrong.

If you’re always angrily proving you’re right, you’re probably actually angrily defending your misconceptions.

You learn and grow more from listening than from talking.

There is no problem that can’t be solved without being an ass hole.

Getting defensive and arguing every time someone tries to correct you or give you advice won’t get you as far in life as you seem to think.

Science is just drawing conclusions from evidence. The only time people hate evidence-ology is when they’re refusing to admit they’re wrong.

If you’re always bitching it’s because you’re always looking for things to bitch about.

If your loved ones never call out your flaws, they’re either too horrible to want to help you, or they know you’re too horrible to listen.

There’s no point arguing with people who value winning more than truth, which in my experience, is most people.

Disregarding useful advice just because the person giving it is a fool or a hypocrite is foolishness. You can learn something from anyone.

Everybody who knows you knows what’s wrong with you, but they won’t tell you because they know you won’t listen.

If someone accuses you of doing something bad and you get aggressively defense, you’re not looking at the situation from their point of view.

If someone tells you that you fucked up, there’s more than a 50% chance they’re not completely wrong.

If you contradict everything I say, then I’m going to give up trying to talk to you.

 

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