Tag Archives: argument

Letting Words Go Unanswered

On-line discussions can be difficult. Sometimes they are wonderful and worth the effort, and other times they are withering and not worth the time it takes to form the words on the keyboard. Blog comments, Facebook posts, Twitter feeds and … Continue reading

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Political arguments are weaker than personal love

[Updated from the archives for this post election season.] I don’t think an argument has ever changed my heart. Sure arguments might change minds, but only love changes hearts. In fact, I think most people would rather be encouraged than … Continue reading

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How To Win Every Social Media Argument Ever

[A post on internet kindness, updated from the archives.] Some on social media appear to think that any disagreement must be met with repeated efforts to convince the other person they’re wrong. And when I say repeated, I mean re-pea-ted. … Continue reading

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How Not To Get Your Point Across

This happens in my courtroom sometimes and I end up thinking, “Yes, I get your point. I got it the first time you said it, and the second, and the third, and … .” But what I say is, “Interesting point. … Continue reading

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The Argument for Love

I don’t think an argument has ever changed my heart. Sure arguments might change minds, but only love changes hearts. In fact, I think most people would rather be encouraged than yelled at, supported than chastised, and loved than argued … Continue reading

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Quibbling is Crippling the Internet

Some people like to find fault and argue over even the slightest of disagreements. There’s a better way: Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. … Opponents must be gently instructed, in … Continue reading

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