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I Don't Like Debating With Idiots

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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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    What's The Point

    I don't like debating with idiots, I mean why waste precious time and energy on them, right?...Right..... Because no matter what you say or do, they will never learn or understand. Fin
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Mar 26, 2012

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    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27

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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...
    magicalunicornninja magicalunicornninja 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 4

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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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    It's Annoying

    i really don't have any patient to go around arguing with idiots, it's like arguing with a wall, but even so the wall will be nicer because at least it doesn't talk.....like some people who go around arguing, they don't even know why they are arguing or what they're saying, they...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 14, 2011

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    I Used To Be One, So I Can Talk...

    Look. The deal is, that I like intelligent conversation. It's one thing for me to teach. It's entirely another to argue with someone who claims to know something he/she doesn't. A few things that I'm proud of are: My service in the military My ability to prepare...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 1, 2010

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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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    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.
    Legionicula Legionicula 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    I don't lol. I have done law

    and philosophy so am used to people being able to argue. A guy who refuses to see that his point could be wrong... or who believes if he just raises his voice the next time he says the same point makes it more believable i cant stand. I am blessed that I have a friend who i can...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 24

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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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    One Of The Main Reasons I Left America!

    I'm proud of what it stands for, but I can't be proud of what it has become! I've sworn that whether or not I stay in Japan, I am NOT moving back to America. I suppose I'm going through the "homesick stage" of moving to another country, but that's completely normal and I'm...
    Zerelja Zerelja 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 15, 2012

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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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    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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    Students

    I'm a history lecturer at a university.... but I also help with the debate team, and i swear to god some of the students parents pay for them to get into it for example: in a rehearsal a student argued that tuition fee's should be higher so people work harder to pay them... get...
    englishpotato englishpotato 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    Sometimes You Just Gotta Walk Away

    i once had a debate with an idiot. i was stating my case when i realised they had no idea what i was saying. at that moment i turned around and walked away.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 27, 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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    Id10t

    If you argue with a idiot they drag you down to their level and beat you with their experiance !
    moparman51 moparman51 46-50, M Nov 9, 2013

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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 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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    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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    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 1 Response May 26

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    But we all are at times

    so hating self is unescapable for me. Lmao.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Feb 25

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    Not So Much Idiots...

    Just people who are to stubborn to listen to what anyone else has to say... ever. They hear someone speak, but instead of listen and respond with a well thought out rebuttal, they remake their previous argument treat me as if I am blind and just don't see what they see or that I...
    jalfwit jalfwit 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 19, 2010

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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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    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 70+, M 2 Responses Oct 11, 2010

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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

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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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    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 26-30, F Jul 6

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