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How to Stop Getting Into Pointless Arguments Online

How to Stop Getting Into Pointless Arguments Online

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Debating Can Be Really Fun

But it can become a problem when you become obsessed with sharing your opinions - when you won't "give up" until you've made your point to the nth degree.

Online arguments can consume hours, even days. If you find yourself in a situation where online fighting is ta...

A verbal debate is natural, and it's good to share opposing views and to hear arguments. The problem with online arguments is that there are no boundaries. Depending on the forum, almost anyone in the world can share their opinions with you at any time of the day or night.

When you post something controversial online, you're inviting people with different views to engage. In some cases, you may feel so strongly about a certain topic that you think it is worth putting out there, regardless of the consequences.

However, the most polarising topics are best ...

Choose not to post anything you know will provoke an argument if you don't think it's a good use of your time to debate it.

Instead, share those thoughts with people you can have a meaningful discussion with or journal about them for yourself.

If you decide to post something online that triggers an argument, choose your response. The person with the greatest strength is the one who does not always respond but choose when and how they engage.

If you decide to engage in a productive discussion, see where things go. If the ...

We won't change our mind about something important because someone wrote a scathing comment. Instead, we may feel hurt and angry.

If you want someone to change their view, you usually need to share your perspective in a way that is not charged with negative emotion...

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