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I Wonder Why People Get Offensive When Debating

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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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    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 1 Response 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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    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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    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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    Lolz! People first themselves add me and start conversation, and then after hi, hello, no more replies...... I wonder why people add? Just to increase number of friends?
    Raajan71 Raajan71 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 5

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    I wonder why people add me and never ever talk to me...why is that?
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    Just when I was feeling better and making people laugh, I got some taste of racism. You don't have to listen to it, sometimes it is the ignorance after you said where you from. I...
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    Why people confuse loyalty and exclusivity, in love in particular? The first one is a quality, one guarantee of stability, for whom wish to build on the long term. The second is...
    0002p 0002p 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    My dad is a bitter person. When he was young, he dreamed of being an engineer. But when he graduated form high school, he was discouraged. He can't because of financial problem. He...
    kiendy123 kiendy123 18-21, F Oct 1

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    It occurred this morning while I was thinking of someone, the thought crossed my mind; something to the effect of; well it's their fault anyway. And I realised this act of judging...
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 16

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    I simply don't get it. When someone knows you're having a bad day, and they just make your day worse. It's not fair to anyone to have to go through that. People sometimes think...
    lovedownunder lovedownunder 16-17, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I've already lost so many people I trusted, I do t trust people easily, but the ones I did are now gone, so I can here for one last attempt to find hope or help, and when I post my...
    HeadStrongPro HeadStrongPro 16-17, M 6 hrs ago

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    Seriously people don't add me if I'm just some addition to your woman collection....I'm not like that
    drinksandflowers drinksandflowers 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    People Like that I just delent :)
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    I got bullied a lot in school and I hated it, if ur readin this and u r a bully or hav been bullied please realise that u r hurting them so much more than u think. I wwill never...
    shaglpool shaglpool 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I'm just really not in the mood. Sorry you will never understand what depression can do to you at random times of the day.
    GabriellaChristine GabriellaChristine 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Its raining for the 3rd day running, needed but getting a bit much. Just read a stat that 78% of women in this country have affairs at some stage, sorry it never gave the % of guys...
    noster1234 noster1234 36-40, M Oct 2

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    Its raining for the 3rd day running, needed but getting a bit much. Just read a stat that 78% of women in this country have affairs at some stage, sorry it never gave the % of guys...
    noster1234 noster1234 36-40, M Oct 2

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    Its raining for the 3rd day running, needed but getting a bit much. Just read a stat that 78% of women in this country have affairs at some stage, sorry it never gave the % of guys...
    noster1234 noster1234 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    Huh I am one such person myself guess i wasnt thinking atall !!!!
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F Oct 2

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    This can easily real are to children and religion. An adult will say it's the only way and is great for them. The adult will shower the child in acceptance and joy if the child...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Oct 2

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    I wonder what people see when they look at me. Do they see a normal girl? Do they see a weirdo? Do they see a nerd? I get kind of paranoid over this kind of thing, though I've been...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    Not only being called ugly and people only talking to me when they need like an answer to a question or something, but today I was called a public disturbance, I do nothing to...
    Fred363 Fred363 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 24

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    I wonder why they do something.Why they try to justify what is wrong or hurtful to others.?Why they fight in the name of religion.?Why they don't think that what you do comes back...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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    I'm sure you're all aware of the animal abuse commercial. Were all familiar with the classic "in the arms of the angels" tear jerker. If you've ever had the patients to listen to...
    VanishedDea VanishedDea 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    i used to do every thing just to make him happy but still i caught him cheating me. i wonder why he did that to me. Where should we get faithful men?
    Amsinglle Amsinglle 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 2

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    I have always wondered what people really think of me and what they actually see when they look at me. Do they see me for who I am or for who I appear to be. It's always baffled me...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    I am an overweight nerd in a world where neither of those things is socially acceptable. I wonder if anyone sees past the societal disgust. I wonder if people can accept me. Will I...
    nommygummybears nommygummybears 22-25 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    The daily struggle for me. Even though a lot of people tell me im a quiet and reserved person I still wonder what people see me as in there mind
    ihaveaname99 ihaveaname99 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    I wonder if people see me how I see myself...
    h20polo13 h20polo13 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 28

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    I wonder what people see in me. I dont see anything special...
    kyleigh188 kyleigh188 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 29

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    I struggle with a severe mental illness. I hide it well. But as I am working more on healing it, I feel like it's a neon sign over my head. I wonder if people can see my inner...
    noplacetobreathe noplacetobreathe 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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    I wonder how people see me if it is the way I see myself or not
    mrloweco mrloweco 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    I just constantly wonder what people really see in me. I'm shy, at times very insecure. I don't take very many pics. Of myself because I'm not confident in my appearance, I can...
    Isa44 Isa44 26-30, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I do wonder what people see or think of me. But in the end it's their problem, not mine.
    JazLife21 JazLife21 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    When they look at me people seem to look way in disgust or they just smile sadly I don't know why I wonder if it's because of the way i look that's always been the problem what I...
    hitomiyoshida hitomiyoshida 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Ok so I got blocked recently by a women named MILFHotForHubby And she just blocked me for calling her out on being rude for not answering my comments on her stories, or private...
    MilitaryHistoryNerd94 MilitaryHistoryNerd94 18-21, M 6 Responses Sep 29

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    Why you gotta be so ruuuuuude?! XD
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    so today is this girls birthday and she would've been 19 but she took her life last year and I've wondered time and time again ,,why would god or anyone keep me here for 😢
    DreaSmurph DreaSmurph 18-21, F a week ago

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    I just wanted to say.. since last month I am observing wold in different manner it's because of my desire get burried..now I have a less desires I see life is not meant for living...
    chandy790 chandy790 22-25, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    The time will come when i leave this world wonder if i have touched enough peoples lives to be missed or the people that take me for granted will realize how much i was worth
    dom8869 dom8869 26-30, M Oct 9

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    Dear Friend - I wish I could say this to your face, but I'm really hurt by the way you treated me.... And I think I'm done. I've been helpful and friendly every time you've...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    Why is unity gone. Why is it profit over societal health. Why must successful pick yes men. Why is support based on being a clone. Why cant science cure nothing. Why...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    What do you see? Yeah there's the brown hair and eyes, but what else? You can't see what's inside, that's why it's so easy for others to judge, to assume, and to turn away. But we...
    Parkerluv1 Parkerluv1 22-25, M 4 Responses Oct 2

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    My fourth account cause people are sooooo sensitive
    azcat6969 azcat6969 41-45, M Oct 7

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    I Wonderr Watt Ppl Thinkk Of Mee When They See Me ?D;
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