The only way to win an argument.
I’ve heard countless people who pride themselves over their ability to win debates and arguments. This however much true it may be, they fail to realize that you cannot truly win an argument for a person convinced against his will to accept something hasn’t truly changed his thinking.
Here are a few facts about arguments that should know before you even consider getting into one.
- Always avoid the acute angle.
Correcting a person, especially in public only makes a person stick stronger to his guns. This also creates unnecessary tension between you two resulting in feelings of dislike and strife.
- There’s only way under high heaven to get the best of an argument, Avoid It.
- Nine out of ten times, an argument ends with each of the contestants more firmly convinced that they are absolutely right.
- You can’t win an argument, if you lose it, you lose it and if you win it, you still lose it.
- Suppose you win an argument over the other man. You shoot holes all through his argument and prove that you are absolutely right and that he is totally wrong and incompetent in his thinking. You have won, then what? You have made him inferior and hurt his pride. He will resent your triumph… a man convinced against his will is still of the same opinion.
- Train to refrain from argumentative talking.
It stirs trouble and breeds regret. It’s better to be silent than to argue.
- If you argue, rankle and contradict, you may, on occasion, achieve a victory; but it’s an empty victory because you will never get you opponents good will. Which would you rather have, a theatrical victory or a person’s good will? You seldom ever have achieved both.
- You may be right, dead right as you speed along with an argument, but in your opponent’s eyes, it is as futile as it would be if you were wrong.
Part one end. Look out for part two.