16 Jun Never Lose an Argument Again
We have a bad concept of argumentation in our culture. The problem is that we want to win. We want to be right. More importantly, we never want to be wrong. You see, our goals are not rightly ordered. They are selfish- “I want to win. I want to be right.” They are prideful – “I never want to be wrong.” We are so afraid of failing that we live in denial of our inevitable failures, and therefore never learn from our mistakes and never grow.
A simple priority shift can ensure that 1) you never lose again and 2) you make a lasting contribution to the promotion of truth and the wellbeing of society. Rather than entering an argument with the intent of winning, enter a conversation with the intent of growing and helping others grow. (Notice the primacy of your own growth. Be willing to learn more than desiring that others learn.)
So here it is: Instead of arguing for victory, communicate for growth. Follow this simple step and you will never lose again. More importantly, you will grow exponentially and help others do the same!
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For more like this, check out: 7 Steps To Becoming A Reasonable Person In An Unreasonable Age