Are we wasting our time arguing with people here?

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asked Aug 18, 2016 in Living by admin (21,720 points)
Most people commenting on subjects have predisposed opinions and don't really read what you say. I had a hypothesis that people are not born with any sexual identity at all. Instead of discussing this they all started fighting the old "am I born *** or not battle"

proof from what I said came from the "Council on Responsible genetics"
http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/ViewPage.aspx?pa...
a good hypothesis that would make both sides wrong.

What I really want to ask is if any of you would like the people on sodahead to be able to make decisions for you or your country based on their opinions? Is this a waste of time?

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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
It is an opinion site. Some are informed or want to get informed some not so much but it is just an opinion site and can not be taken to seriously.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
" .... What I really want to ask is if any of you would like the people on sodahead to be able to make decisions for you or your country based on their opinions ?.... "


.... why would I want somebody to make a decision for me ?

The ' Ivy League Brainiacs ' of the world have us Trillions in the Hole ... just about have a All-Out Race War started ... just about to derail a relationship with the only friend we have in Middle East ... just about to reduce my status as a US Citizen to a slave ... denouncing my choice of for marrying the opposite *** and darn near making it a Hate Crime ... and I need them making decisions for me

....... I doubt it.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
;-)
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
I don't argue with anyone, so I'm not wasting my time.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
Not necessarily. If it's a "constructive" argument, it might help improve you in some way you never thought of before. As long as we remember we are like this tree. Always spreading out our "branches"

bare tree
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
I just had two different people , one being all sorts of snotty telling me I only go on here for points. I don't even know what the points get ya. You don't win anything right,? And the other was just a as swipe that wouldn't run his mouth if he was in front of me. There is good on here, but that ruins it for awhile I guess. One thing sodahead has taught me, is tolerance for some things, and that's good. Otherwise, it's simply conversation. Do I win anything from points ?
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
People with no real lives think being a higher level here is some sort of achievement.

Points eventually give you higher levels - it's sort of like on line gaming and experience leading to higher levels.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
But you win what?? A title? No offense to anyone, but I'm just here to converse. Thanks for the info. I'm on the leaderboard, that's what all these people friending me are saying, like it matters!thanks for reply
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
I enjoy an intelligent adult discussion here, but those are few and far between. I will not argue with anyone.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
I think we're all wasting time being on SH! HA!
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
Indubitably.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
Ain't that the truth.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
All of the above except that "these people care and want what is best for everyone."

You aren't likely to change anyone's minds, and people aren't likely to change yours. The point is usually just to share an opinion and have like minded people echo their thoughts, confirming their bias. Everyone is guilty of this at one time or another.

But, if you have an open mind, some of the more logical and reasonable people might make a good point that you never thought of. This has happened a handful of times for me on here. I have changed my opinions on a couple of key issues because of different ideas I have heard on here.

Mostly it's better to avoid politics if you are looking for something that will not waste your time. haha. For me, Sodahead is more entertainment than anything else.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
Thanks for the interesting information- I will definitely look into it.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
It is an opinion site. Some are informed or want to get informed some not so much but it is just an opinion site and can not be taken to seriously.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
I agree with youskowcog.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
IF you are "arguing", then you are wasting your time. Is there productive discourse on SodaHead? Yes, sometimes there is. "Those who argue are confused." Tao Te Ching
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
Concur!
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
lol,,say that , REAL FAST.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
Now that is sweet.
Best rave ever!
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
arguing is always a waste of time. discussion is not. sometimes we just have to agree to disagree.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
No. I have had changes of opinion after debating on this site. Seeing others side of things is a good thing.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
...who's arguing? Plus, I believe that a good healthy is good, keeps you on your toes and aware of what's going on in life
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
It's either this or mahjong. Gotta waste my time somewhere, right?
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
Yes we are just all arguing for the sake of argument. Very few people's minds will change on here.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
Personally I use it as practice for NVC (non-violent communication). It helps me to hone my skills on people who want to be rude and nasty so that when I run into them face to face and in life I handle the situations with so much more composure. It's been great for me!
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
Arguing is optional. I will voice my opinion. If someone disagrees and want to present rational reasons I will discuss them. Sometimes we exchange semi pleasant barbs but either of us can choose to disengage at any time. We are no going to change anyone's mind in this type of forum.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
I just saw an opinion tonight here which compared Obama to a monkey, these need to be challenged. SH is like stormfront.org at times yet this guy got likes.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
I enjoy using real facts when pointing out incorrect details and false information. The hope is that others reading the exchanges will learn something and perhaps open their minds and do some thinking on theur own. So in that way, my discussions/arguments/debates are more for the lurkers who never participate than the closed minded idiots we usually see on sodahead.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
Yup, absolutely.....
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
Hi, love! kisses
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
I usually ignore them.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
"Arguing" is always a waste of time. It would be nice if we could have some honest, rational discussions but, unfortunately, I find people who's beliefs are based on emotion, not facts or logic, are incapable of doing so.

It is normal for people to choose a set of beliefs and then to believe they've made the right choice even when they haven't. It's OK to be passionate about your beliefs. But in the end you have to put emotion aside and think rationally.

What drives me nuts is people who spew obvious talking points, nothing more, provide no evidence to back them up then dismiss your views when you calmly provide them with full support, copious evidence, etc.

The best counter arguments I see used against me boil down to these broad categories:

1) "nuh-UHHHH!"

2) Personal attacks against me that do not address the issues at hand. (Well you're wrong because you're a misogynist racist bigot homophobe. Even if I were ANY of those, and I'm not, being those things has no bearing on whether I'm right or wrong about something.)

3) Repeated claims I said things that I never said, things that no one (but the liberal arguing with me) ever said.

4) Already refuted talking points (the famous "Climate change is real because 97% of all scientists agree it is" would be one ...



"Arguing" is always a waste of time. It would be nice if we could have some honest, rational discussions but, unfortunately, I find people who's beliefs are based on emotion, not facts or logic, are incapable of doing so.

It is normal for people to choose a set of beliefs and then to believe they've made the right choice even when they haven't. It's OK to be passionate about your beliefs. But in the end you have to put emotion aside and think rationally.

What drives me nuts is people who spew obvious talking points, nothing more, provide no evidence to back them up then dismiss your views when you calmly provide them with full support, copious evidence, etc.

The best counter arguments I see used against me boil down to these broad categories:

1) "nuh-UHHHH!"

2) Personal attacks against me that do not address the issues at hand. (Well you're wrong because you're a misogynist racist bigot homophobe. Even if I were ANY of those, and I'm not, being those things has no bearing on whether I'm right or wrong about something.)

3) Repeated claims I said things that I never said, things that no one (but the liberal arguing with me) ever said.

4) Already refuted talking points (the famous "Climate change is real because 97% of all scientists agree it is" would be one of the best current examples of this - first of all it's a lie and second of all it's a political argument not a scientific one and finally NOBODY SAID CLIMATE CHANGE WAS NOT REAL!)

EXAMPLE: In another forum, a 'liberal' said he bet I believed that, on 9/11, planes knocked the buildings down. I've never heard anyone, other than that liberal, claim that.

It is good to be able to share opinions, to maybe blow off some steam doing so, but unfortunately many don't do so very well - all they prove is they don't have the capacity to think for themselves (see the responses I typically get from liberals, listed above).
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
Why would this bother you?
I post my facts and hope someone on the left will read them.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
NO, it's an Opinion Site.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
This place is a battle ground. You gotta know when to hold um, and know when to fold um.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
I never argue. If you respectfully don't share my position, it's all good. If you want to argue, call me on my bone a phone.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
I'm honestly starting to believe that SodaHead should replace the reply button on opinions with a down vote button. There's almost never any constructive or amicable conversation going on, only people calling names and otherwise insulting each other.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
I love it when someone raves me. I love it more when someone disagrees with me.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,293,500 points)
Says the guy who lives in Mexico..lol
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