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I Wonder Why People Get Offensive When Debating

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 74 People

    If You Really Care...

    If they do get offensive during debate, it means that they DO NOT WANT TO LEARN anything from you, they just want to play emotional mind games, and try to hurt you because they can't accept a difficult Truth about themselves you reflect back to them.When they are not ready to...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F Dec 10, 2011

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    The Donkeys...

    I have realized that you Cannot make a donkey think... so leave them alone!.....if certain people want to crash and burn [in spite of all the warnings] then it is their choice.You can only bring the horse to the water, but you can't force it to drink.You cannot make someone...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F Dec 11, 2011

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    Avoid Conflict

    BE POSITIVE and know, that sometimes there is someone that tempts you, someone that wants to stir trouble, that someone who will never get what you are saying, and only blame you for their own ignorance, stay away from them, use your mind, you can do nothing for people that won't...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F Dec 11, 2011

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    The Offence

    If you start getting offensive when debating, whether face to pace, on the phone, here on EP and the rest, you have lost the argument. I recall a few of my posts on EP where total strangers have layed into me, called me anything they can think of just because they cannot stand...
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 10, 2012

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    Losing The Debate

    Why is it when one is having a debate and you have been articulate there is always someone ready to attack instead of a proper debate. Seriously when arguments happen, no matter what the argument is and someone is winning you can almost guarantee a personal comment will come out...
    Anandadas Anandadas 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 10, 2011

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    Fear of people and what they may do or say will cause you to go along with something that does not make sense, even when you know in your heart that what the person(s) or majority...
    seotelkniwt seotelkniwt 61-65, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Please explain to me why people add someone to their circle but never speak?? I'm not here to collect friends, I'm here to get to know people and make friends.
    SexyBustyGirl SexyBustyGirl 31-35, F 19 Responses 2 days ago

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    As was Noah, a preacher of righteousness, so have I taken up the mantle to teach those that perish for lack of knowledge. I have posted many experiences and teaching that have...
    IowanLocal IowanLocal 22-25 2 days ago

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    Yeah I always wonder why people stare at me non stop like is there something wrong with me?
    mysticaldreams mysticaldreams 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've always wondered: If you truly could take a glimpse if the world through someone else's eyes. Would colors look the same? Would what I consider to be red or green look like...
    KingOfOral603 KingOfOral603 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I hate when people stare at me because I don't know what they are really thinking . It makes me nervous and I hate being in crowded places where people I don't know can notice me...
    tasha1356 tasha1356 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    i'm not the kind of boy, sitting in the back of the class, whispering to friends, ignoring the teacher i'm not the kind of boy, already done with homework five minutes after...
    Gavin788 Gavin788 13-15, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I always wonder if I killed myself will people care about me cuz right now it seem like no one cares about me only my best friend that care and I tried to kill myself so many time...
    lookket lookket 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I wonder how my mom would feel if I killed myself. I think she would be sad but would be able to move with life easily. I think I would be mourned for a short time and then...
    Fuckmerite Fuckmerite 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    i sometimes thing about this often. mostly about the time i tried. To this day i think about what my mum and dad would have done with my things...kept them in box's too guilty to...
    blackRABBIT5 blackRABBIT5 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Why do people clean the toilet before using it? Its only gonna get dirty as you sit on it
    Skyhighjr13 Skyhighjr13 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    Hi guys and girls I am going to be doing a ''I wounder why'' series and I don't want any one to get mad or judge mental about these but feel free to comment
    Skyhighjr13 Skyhighjr13 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    Why do people say they are getting old when they are not even mid 40s and late 50s even then they are not that old
    Skyhighjr13 Skyhighjr13 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    Why do people always worry? In the end lifes good if they follow GOD and with GOD when we die we then leave our earthly body's and ascend to haven to live with GOD in a mansion in...
    Skyhighjr13 Skyhighjr13 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I am Kimberly 3 years old and I battle anxiety and depression and some days I have always thought that nobody likes me or even cared about me I over dosed and it nearly took my...
    Wolflover397 Wolflover397 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    LOL I can't help but laugh reading the tittle,I find it funny for some reason,maybe it's because i tend to find humor in irony's,cynicism and dark things.And this seems somewhat...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Whenever I think about this, I start to cry...
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 1 Response 6 days ago

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    if I told people that I am bipolar and have PTSD from childhood traumas, and military traumas would they want to know me... Or would they politely exit stage left once they found...
    harleyblu73 harleyblu73 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I quite often wonder why myself, the reasons i started, are not the reasons why i remain, shall i just quit... or maybe just restart all over again a new profile, with my new...
    bobbywm bobbywm 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I wonder if it has anything to do with its Latin origins, which (strangely) translates into "Earth Pig" ...? The guy's actual name was Yeshua, and after being squeezed through the...
    charlieAgain charlieAgain 70+, M 3 Responses Aug 27

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    Oh ... People. I just don't understand what goes trough their mind? Listen, I'm a big gal, I mean... Really big. So what? That's how I sculpted myself, this is my work and be a...
    PimmyLim PimmyLim 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 26

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    So we all came here for a particular reason. Either to vent about something, seek advice, find likeminded individuals, etc. The question is, once that issue is resolved or that...
    doc6294 doc6294 26-30, M 5 Responses Aug 26

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    Seriously. Maybe my eyes? But seriously I'm whiter than sour cream and I've nothing about me that's Asian at all but I still have people randomly asking me what part of Japan my...
    NerdModeActivate NerdModeActivate 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I shut people out when I get hurt..
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Aug 25

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    I saw it recently and I thought it was pretty solid. honestly, the biggest worthwhile complaint I could fathom was that most of it doesn't actually take place in the Matrix...
    FluttershyLabeouf FluttershyLabeouf 18-21, M Aug 24

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    Is there anyone else out there like me? I've been hurt so many times by people who are supposed to love me (my parents, siblings, and husband especially) that finally after so long...
    LongingForLove777 LongingForLove777 26-30, F 9 Responses Aug 24

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    I've unintentionally confused people by being cheerful around friends and being gloomy when I am alone or with other people. I wonder what my classmates think of me ?-?
    R3Animated R3Animated 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    Hi you guys. I'm sure people would care a lot more than you think they would. My boyfriend committed suicide and so did my brother and I miss them like crazy! It's a tough world...
    BunheadSalamander BunheadSalamander 16-17, F Aug 21

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    What do you guys think about gender roles?? I think thats very important, thats why I'm kinda hate feminist eventho im a girl
    skcim skcim 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 20

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    I wonder what people really see when they look at me? do they see me as an intelligent person? a really dumb person? it always peaks my interest but also worrys me sometimes
    Andyg99 Andyg99 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    Why are people so horny here :( is anybody here actually looking for love. and are you really, or just saying that to get boys to do what you want. ive had guys do that to me :(. i...
    ilovepie12345 ilovepie12345 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    They say on average you meet over 10 000 people in your life before you die. It'd be interesting to know what each of those people saw in you, I think.
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    It dawned on me that no one else stands where anyone else stands, so you view of the world is completely unique. No one will ever see exactly what you have seen. Add the internal...
    AeshSme AeshSme 61-65, M 3 Responses Aug 18

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    Stand outside my walls and shout and scream until your voice is hoarse. Try to break them down, plead with me to let you in. You caused me pain when I thought I could trust you...
    Saintlysinner Saintlysinner 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I'm the one whose always at the receiving end... be it betrayal or disloyalty... so my coping mechanism is to shut out those who hurt me. I have the right to protect me from...
    Shewholives99 Shewholives99 36-40, F Aug 16

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    Friends family lovers I leave them alone and stay open to others. Why do some people like to take advantage of other people? Do they not have a conscience?