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I Wonder Why People Get Offensive When Debating

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 74 People

    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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    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 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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    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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    Yah...My brother bad to me and sometime he have bad luck in his life
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    Wondering why at the exact moment I'm thinking about someone their car drives by me... When I had a hard time remembering their face before when I was in contact with them, now...
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    HotMessExpress101 HotMessExpress101 31-35, F 6 Responses May 11

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    Why are people so money hungry they want to win the lottery they cant think about anything in life all they talk about is nag about other people they never think about getting...
    AnnonymousNum3 AnnonymousNum3 22-25, F May 19

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    I have been debating this for the last few days... just so confused. do I shut them out or do I hang on for dear life. it's going to get me hurt in the end. I can feel it coming. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 4

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    Someone asked me once if I ever considered suicide. If my memory is correct I think I immediately said no. I said if be more likely to lose it and kill someone else before I'd kill...
    Halestone Halestone 22-25, F May 17

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    I write because I hope a few people I like here see what I am thinking. I write because I hope so much to add new people to my circle. People with something to say, not the...
    76starships 76starships 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    I wonder if anyone has hurt because of me? like I have ached because of them. I wonder if someone has ever hurt so badly because they wanted me. Actually wanted me. That even the...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    “Think and wonder, wonder and think.” In today’s world of multimedia flooding our senses at all times, it’s important to take time to just think. Unplug a bit and ponder...
    Achillybreeze Achillybreeze 18-21 2 Responses May 1

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    I have been a member for a while. It seems strange that people do not chat about their experiences or anything. Whats up with EP. I always found someone to talk to.
    dailynudist dailynudist 61-65, M a week ago

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    People are gonna hurt you. Its gonna make you feel like **** and chances are you'll face that pain all by yourself
    alyssakayart alyssakayart 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Gloomy, grumpy, vulgar, pessimistic.. i wasn't born like this. when i look at my old photos i was smiling so happily. but now...
    perxatkins perxatkins 18-21, F May 5

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    What people really see when they look at me.. I would be curious but it really wouldn't matter I'm still me
    CrystalMuffins CrystalMuffins 13-15, F 1 Response May 10

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    i wonder...because what i see does not match their words. i wonder...do you read these rants and posts anymore? maybe you dont notice how things have changed..i see differences...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 1 Response May 11

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    I wander what my freind saw when he said that there were ghosts in my school when I was in 5th grade
    TheToxicMushroom TheToxicMushroom 41-45, M 1 Response May 14

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    just wondering where everyone went. i think i rather burned everyone out with constant negativity. if you are in my circle and read this, let me know.
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My friends completely ditched me. They treat(ed) me like I'm dirt. I feel like I am done trusting people. I don't want to let anyone back in. That's why I've been shutting out all...
    brokenheartsx brokenheartsx 13-15, F May 13

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    Sometimes I keep myself from doing things because I'm scared of what other people will think and I HATE IT. I wish I could just be myself and not care so much.
    Squirrel03 Squirrel03 22-25 1 Response May 14

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    How do you not know?! If people find you attractive, you KNOW. I don't understand this whole notion of asking people. Besides attraction is all relative. I have found men extremely...
    tornadowinds tornadowinds 46-50, F 2 Responses May 16

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    I don't know what color my eyes are. I thought they were brown but everyone has a different opinion. I've heard lots of people say hazel, some say green. What do they look like to...
    heytheredelilah07 heytheredelilah07 18-21, F May 17

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    It is a raw expression of emotion... their isn't anything quite like it... their isn't anything quite as crazy or weird looking... but it has real reason and energy to it... people...
    matthewnew matthewnew 18-21 5 days ago

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    That religions should kill people, hate others, kill people to prove their support to their god, that their god is all controlling, and you have no control of your own life...
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    If you are unhappy and in a relationship or married, fix it or get the F out. Don't be a cheating *****, man or woman. If you are unhappy and single, have some morals and don't...
    kkkkgroupyo kkkkgroupyo 26-30, F May 4

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    This is something that has come with age for me, and I wasn't always like this with people. Unfortunately, I was hurt one too many times and refuse to let it happen so easily. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 4

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    I know I do this a lot. I'll ignore group conversations, I'll be by myself, I'll talk less, I'll be having my earphones in all the time, I'll be lost in my thoughts and I'll be...
    CloeSmile CloeSmile 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    the only reason that i am still living despite being so miserable almost everyday with little positive thoughts is because i am a coward. i am afraid of death so killing myself or...
    perxatkins perxatkins 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

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    What the deuce???? I get message after message that groups are being deleted but they never say which ones they were. I made no "dirty" groups.... and Damn if I can find anything...
    dasmuggler dasmuggler 36-40, M May 7

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    I get notes telling me groups were deleted for mature subjects but I get ads for 7 FILMS WITH THE LONGEST ON-SCREEN NUDITY in my feed Really???
    dasmuggler dasmuggler 36-40, M May 7

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    hello all sexy I'm like sex and you
    sawanch sawanch 22-25, M May 14

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    Had a hectic day, feeling sleepy, But i can't afford this today i need to go through the lecture notes, need to revise..But what am i doing right now? Surfing on the net, watching...
    Elaina12 Elaina12 18-21, F May 16

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