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I Wonder Why People Get Offensive When Debating

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    There's a lot of hate in this world, I just wish that sometimes people could be a lot nicer and easy going
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    What is the points of living? I love my boyfriend I really do but I just don't want to live anymore. I have different plans on how I'm going to do it. Guns,Pills like last time or...
    EternallyScreamingInSilence EternallyScreamingInSilence 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Maybe everyone wonders why at some point
    StephyLynnJoe StephyLynnJoe 18-21, F Feb 21

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    I'm a very strong and confident person, so I honestly don't care about anyone's negative opinions of me. I'm not perfect by any means, but I'm a good person and I do my best, and...
    AntiveninKiss AntiveninKiss 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Sometimes I wonder what people think of when they see me, I look different and dress different then the majority of people I usually am around. I've gotten better with self image...
    JakeTheSlenderMan JakeTheSlenderMan 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    Dandrew96 Dandrew96 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 19

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    Sometimes I wonder what people really see when they look at me. Do they see the nice girl whose always smiling? or can they see something else behind my smile?
    Silent15 Silent15 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I do wonder what people think of me, or whether they understand something I say or do the way I meant it. But I also take this literally. Like, if I'm looking at a green chair, and...
    GenevieveH GenevieveH 41-45, F 6 Responses Feb 14

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    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 22

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    AjaxJaxson AjaxJaxson 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Heyjin Heyjin 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Why do people see someone they can take advantage of? I just want to be loved back.
    kelbase kelbase 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    divyam18 divyam18 16-17, M 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Like if someone is putting you down or saying rude things to you, especially family (which is my issue here), tell them! Don't excuse them just because they're family and you love...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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    Yeah, I do. A close friend once said I'm honestly one of the bravest people they've ever met in their life which genuinely shocked and surprised me. I was just what, really? Like...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 70+, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I have no reason and not one person would miss me. I tried, but since I was alone with no help.......fail. Besides, I am not important and I will just be a memory. My life been...
    Unknown1047 Unknown1047 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    Why do I even bother anymore. I cant do anything. I cant even commit suicide! I always say Im going to than chicken out at the last second. I cant live like this anymore. These bad...
    cat1024 cat1024 18-21, M Feb 6

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    if you have a woman in a dom/sub relationship and she tells you she is.Her dom tries to be nice and talk to you.Why would you be foolish enough to block him? Because without him...
    kinkysdaddy kinkysdaddy 51-55, M Feb 11

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    I want to study psychology in college, because I need to know why I feel what I feel and the science behind it.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response Feb 16

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    This boggles my mind man. Seriously. I can't wrap my head around what makes couples grow apart. Stop seeing eye to eye. Lose connection. Some relationships are bad, toxic...
    woodwd40 woodwd40 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Why do you hate me For finding her, like you said I should For being happy, like you said I should You told me we were "just friends" but would always be friends. You told me...
    madesomemistakes madesomemistakes 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    TheWinterSpirit TheWinterSpirit 13-15, M 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I was asked when I was going to get married.... I'm only 21.
    UnfinishedStar UnfinishedStar 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    I bet when people say I'm pretty n beautiful they are being sarcastic ??????
    stafford158 stafford158 16-17, F 7 Responses Feb 19

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    When you talk to someone everyday for 2 months it seems like a long time but if you don't talk to them for 2 months it seems like its been a week.
    BloodyVictim BloodyVictim 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've always been curious about how I appear to other people. I know how I see myself but I know other people may see me differently.
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I wish I could see myself through someone else's eyes, not just see myself in the mirror, but feel what they feel when they look at me...I know that seems odd
    curvvyspice curvvyspice 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    I wonder if anyone just looks at me and thinks "wow she's beautiful" or "I wish she was my gf"
    unknown413 unknown413 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Like what do they see, what kind of person do they think I am, do I interest people, etc ..
    emiri77 emiri77 18-21, F Feb 8

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    Like what do they see, what kind of person do they think I am, do I interest people, etc ..
    emiri77 emiri77 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 8

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    I wish I could know what people actually think of me than lying to my face
    vanessa5290 vanessa5290 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I would really love to meet myself from another person's point of view just to see if people find it as awesome to meet me as I find it to meet them.
    kamicapri kamicapri 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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