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I Don't Like Debating With Idiots

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    It's Frustrating.

    I really really really don't like arguing with people that don't know sh*t OR think they know it all. I feel that it is a waste of my time trying to get through to someone who just doesn't get it or doesn't want to see my point, and think theirs is the only one that matters. It...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 5 Responses May 19, 2011

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    I don't like being argumentative,

    but I can get defensive. When I am sure of my stand, and I know I am dealing with an idiot, I just roll my eyes, inwardly say 'whatever', and just tell the bloke he's right. I can't see any way he could argue with that!
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 7 Responses Jun 20

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    The Three Things I Hate About Debating

    Now I appreciate a good counter point and different point of view. I rather enjoy my outlook being challenged with logic. But most people don't share that sentiment, most people are about "converting" and there is a really easy way to tell if the person you are debating with...
    lillhammer78 lillhammer78 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 19, 2012

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    Why are people that are seriously intelligent

    so dumb when it comes to common sense??
    bub1982 bub1982 31-35, M Feb 24, 2014

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    But I Love To Argue With A Fool

    seriously, who wants to debate with an idiot? A debate should be a fair fight and if one of you is an idiot it's like bringing a knife to a gunfight.
    AllFoundandNoLost AllFoundandNoLost 41-45, M Oct 2, 2010

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    I spent a half hour trying to get my sister to

    accept that she's not a main character (no idea why she would want to be a main character in my nightmare) before I gave up and called her a joker worshipping psychopath
    anonymus000 anonymus000 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 26

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    It takes an idiot to know an idiot,

    anyone can contribute to your wealth of knowledge, let alone it be a animal. The term idiot, is perceptive, to one a idiot might be the next Einstein
    GlassySky GlassySky 18-21 2 Responses Apr 17

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    Define fringe coverage.

    .. Tech explains to me (his second level support) fringe coverage. Basics -expected poor signal that can fluctuate depending on a number of variables. (Network to environmental) I explain he has to go back to the customer and explain fringe coverage. His reply - "but it...
    TheLionGod TheLionGod 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 27

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    Waste Of Time

    Debating idiots is a waste of time. Especially when they are glued to Fox TV. Walking away can be difficult but is the best, unless you want to waste time and energy trying to have a discussion.
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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    Why do some people think the made up term

    "hater" is a viable response. It seems all it says about you is that you have nothing intelligent to say so you hide behind a phrase made up by a two year old.
    Sobp Sobp 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2014

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    I hate when you are actually agreeing with with

    someone and only adding to their point but they are to stupid to realize it and are so caught up in trying to be right they are unable comprehend what others are saying.
    Bedmonster Bedmonster 70+, M 2 Responses Jul 21, 2014

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    ravensabird ravensabird 22-25, F Feb 26

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    Id10t

    If you argue with a idiot they drag you down to their level and beat you with their experiance !
    moparman51 moparman51 51-55, M Nov 9, 2013

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    ...And When I Do, The Idiot Usually Wins...And I Just Look Stupid.

    Too often I'm drawn into a debate with an idiot; it could be politics, finances, or even the weather. Because the idiot is unwilling to listen to any sort of reason it shows my own level of stupidity that I even participated in the debate.I've learned that smart people, who...
    Oldboxy Oldboxy 70+, M 1 Response Jul 28, 2013

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    Talking to idiots kills my brain cells.

    It takes way too much energy to educate someone that's been an idiot for so long. Why can't people just read books?
    DoneAnd0ver DoneAnd0ver 18-21, F Jul 29

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    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Apr 16

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    I'm all for a good debate

    and anyone who knows me on here would agree. However it seems some peeps respond negatively to other people's posts simply to be entertained. They like to debate for the sake of an argument. I call this trolling... The bottom feeders of the online world. When I see these peeps...
    FantasticWreck FantasticWreck 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I can have a civil disagreement without any

    qualms. Sometimes it can devolve into a slinging match, with both sides calling each other names yet still providing information on the topic of discussion. Weird, right? Even more intriguing, I can have a simple conversation with someone, though subtle insults can be thrown...
    RationalCutie RationalCutie 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    The Best Debates, Who

    Do you have better, more productive debates with people who are uncertain of their feelings, or people who "know" what they are talking about. To me, it's the people who are absolutely sure of what they are talking about, who have all the answers and know they are right. Those...
    FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong 31-35, F Aug 24, 2012

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    What A Great Title For A Group

    It's the closed and narrow minded idiots that are the worst. Especially all the people who say the bible is not metaphor but literal...to those I like to quote the psalm that goes "Blessed is he who seizes your evil children and smashes their heads against the rock." Take that...
    Oldboxy Oldboxy 70+, M 4 Responses Jun 20, 2011

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    Debating With Idiots Is Like Arguing About Intangibles...

    I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about. Debating with idiots is comparable to debating an intangible (For example, arguing the "existence" of God); sure, you can express your POV, but the idiot in question will more than likely act like an *** about it and think they're...
    Eireannach Eireannach 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 12, 2011

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    An Old Forum I Was On...

    I once joined a debate forum online. It was fun at first, but the people really didn't know how to debate. They mostly just threw around insults and were very immature. I left the site, and then they eventually closed it. I've noticed that some of the people on this site can be...
    animallover110293 animallover110293 18-21, F Apr 7, 2013

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    Many debates turn into arguments.

    If I get into a debate, I want to throw persuasive facts and maybe even some opinions back and fourth. It is possible to do that without insulting the other. I understand how once and awhile you may accidentally offend the other, but many immature people do nothing but throw out...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 5 Responses Apr 17

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    Political Vent

    I have recently been bombarded in RL w/ idiots debating political views. Several jumped on the bandwagon when I stated that I think Glenn Beck is an idiot and it took off from there. I don't give a rats *** what anyone else's political view is, just leave me out of your...
    VoteForPedro VoteForPedro 51-55, F 9 Responses Sep 27, 2010

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    Those Who Refuse To See...

    My philosophy in regard to those idiots...is simple - there are none so blind as those who refuse to see!
    SuzanneLebizarre SuzanneLebizarre 66-70, M 2 Responses Oct 11, 2010

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    If you have not got a phd in political sciences

    or any other social qualification. Don't bother debating with me, I feel very low answering your stupid comments that clearly show prejudice and aggression and racism towards religions.
    AncientStar AncientStar 31-35, M 2 Responses May 26, 2014

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    The Worst Thing Is

    The worst thing about debating an idiot is they don't realize when they're wrong; no amount of facts or logic will convince them their POV isn't correct.
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 1 Response Jun 12, 2012

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    It gets tiring to talk

    when you see someone is putting all his might to contradict and prove you are wrong.Also when your words are missunderstood or understood the worst way possible...specially when you are trying to express you agree with the point given.I suposse what talks there are the feelings...
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2014

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    I started debating others

    when I was in high school. I was a member of the high school debate team. I learned at an early age not to debate with idiots or morons. Generally speaking, they get their facts wrong and look foolish as they try to present their argument against a well prepared debater...
    joan1976 joan1976 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    Just had a slight disagreement with an

    individual who only sees one side of the road. She can't look both ways to see merging traffic because she's a idiot!!!
    euphoricbeauty euphoricbeauty 26-30, F Jul 8

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    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 30

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    My Uncle got Dementia

    and went into a home! I phoned up the UK Post Office to pay his bill and cancel his phone as his house had been empty for months and they were still charging him for his phone. Me - I explained he was in a home with Dementia PO- Post Office call centre said "I need to speak to...
    MikeWJames MikeWJames 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I Have Two Rules About Arguing With Idiots

    1)Before arguing with an idiot, make sure he's not doing the same thing2)Don't bother arguing with an idiot, he'll drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.
    DarknessCalls DarknessCalls 41-45, T 8 Responses Oct 12, 2011

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    You Can't Debate With Idiots.

    Idiots can't even grasp the concept of a proper debate. It will just end up with them calling names, bringing up things that don't relate to anything, and you just throwing your hands in the air, rolling your eyes, walking away, muttering "idiot."
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 28, 2012

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    They way too stupid for my liking.

    I hate it when I'm clearly correct, but no, these "smartasses" want to debate with me. No, just stop. You won't win. I'm not one to raise my voice and curse while arguing, especially when I'm in public. After a while of arguing i start getting annoyed and I start to yell. If i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 4, 2014

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    So i dont. As soon

    as its proven to me.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    Some people are so thick it's like trying to

    bowl under water. Sometimes it's like talking to a bowling pin. But, man, I just want to strike them!!
    TooInnocent333 TooInnocent333 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 18

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    It Is A Waste Of Time

    Yeah,I don't like debating with idiots,bc not worth my time and idiots never says anything that really makes any sense!                                             ...
    natdj88 natdj88 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 4, 2010

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    When People Gravivate Towards Sources That Are All Unfair And Slanted And Fall For The "Fair And Balanced" Logo

    Yeah.You guys remember how everyone was genuinely shocked that romney lost?I wasn't.Maybe that's because I didn't spend my time in the echo chamber of republican dogma.Yes i'm a white man. after the election I was actually relieved though. you know why? well I echo the sentiments...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 7, 2013

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