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Questions about Dialogue #CompassionateSunday — 2 Comments

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever intentionally hurt someone’s feelings in a debate (I remember doing it once during an argument and I felt so bad I just stopped arguing right there and then – that was with my sister). I do, however, say things that unintentionally hurt my boyfriend’s feelings. I need to practice being more aware of what I’m saying.

    As for when to embark on a debate, I’m generally not going to change my mind, though I have done so on occasion. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a nice debate/discussion where noone is going to change minds, because it still gives a chance to see the other person’s point of view. But I can see why Armstrong asks that question.

    I did get into a pointless argument with a co-worker once about Muslims. She was saying they were mean and violent. I politely argued with her until her insistence became frustrating and then got up and walked out. I feel like if I’d not engaged in the first place, I wouldn’t have had to get frustrated.

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