I Know a Fruitless Argument When I See One

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 164 People

    Bananas and I Are No Longer Speaking

    I really do love fruit. When I walk into the store I make a beeline to the produce section to see what's good. I live in a large town and we only have one decent store we all must share, so demand is very high and so is food turnover, which guarantees that...
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    1 Response May 2, 2009

    I Know Fruitless When I See It

    My Dad taught me well to just shut-up and conserve my energy to use it when it would make a difference.  I'm grateful for this skill in life he blessed me with.
    WarriorMom WarriorMom
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2009

    And Especially Whne There's Only Vegitables, Too

    Bring some citrus or something at least to make it all make sense!
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    Apr 21, 2009

    Guess You Should Never Give Up Even When It Is Fruitless

    The issue over Obama's birth certificate has been going on since before the election.  Many lawsuites have been filed.  Several have made it all the way to the Supreme Court but nothing happened with them. Now however as of today one lawyer has made sure her case will...
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    Mar 14, 2009

    Not Always a Good Thing.

    As much as it's a very useful thing, at times, to recognise a fruitless argument, it can also lead to too much submissive behaviour on my part. Standing back, to allow the drama to pass in situations where others are unlikely to change their view, can lead to too much self...
    rockyj rockyj
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Mar 2, 2009


    Any argument involving two or more people with opposing viewpoints trying to convince the other that they've got it wrong is bound to be fruitless. You're not going to change the other person's mind. These "arguments" usually degenerate into a slanging match until...
    cyberkitty cyberkitty
    7 Responses Nov 23, 2008


    Just about any argument is fruitless, especially when two people refuse to see it from the other's point of view. That's why I try to avoid arguments altogether- they are all fruitless.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 22, 2010

    I Hate Arguing

    If it REALLY matters to the person doing the arguing that they "win" or get their point across, and its simple enough to give, it's always worth it to me. But I'm not likely to be hanging around someone that does that chronically at all, unless I'm related, its a...
    Opalina Opalina
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Aug 12, 2009
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