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I Wonder Why People Get Offensive When Debating

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    It's so weird like individuals can be awesome but when individuals turn into people it can get nasty... No wonder individuals have social anxiety. I look at people as a unit
    JustMeWuuuut JustMeWuuuut 26-30, M Dec 5

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    there's many different possibilities to this. people who are emotionally hurt would kick people when they're already down because it makes them feel better. people might do it...
    Bree9696 Bree9696 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I am trying to realize the things I do and I put my pride to the side and come out and say I was wrong but I'm met with an "I don't care. Why are you telling me?! Keep it to...
    TheMeBMini25 TheMeBMini25 22-25, F Nov 28

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    only the worst kind of people do that. they may be having their laugh today, but one day they will be kicked back. i just hope i am there to see it.
    karenmbrown karenmbrown 51-55, T 3 Responses Dec 4

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    Ok not a person but life in general. Things are going well. Got finances caught up by hard work. For my marriage finally straightened out at least for now and hoping it lasts...
    Gingersmiles Gingersmiles 41-45, F 9 Responses Dec 8

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    You know it's truely sad when you find out someone you respected isn't worth your respect. I lost so much respect for these women. With all their education and with they're age. I...
    Annemanic Annemanic 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    I simply don't know how. I've not been around a computer because of my lifestyle-no home for the last long time. its a bad sign, I like people for what they have control over, not...
    trent74 trent74 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    Well because weakness and vulnerability elicits violence in some.
    lccraze lccraze 31-35, F Dec 4

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    I wonder why people are satisfied of staying in their bubbles. Isnt it much more fun getting out from the comfortzone?
    ketogluta ketogluta 22-25 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I wonder how people see me ...I'm someone who has been ashamed of their physical looks most of their life . I never been happy with the fact that I have dark skin even though I...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    I loved this guy for the best part of 5 years I still wake up with him being one of my first thoughts, dream of him, think of him in the day and he's my last thought of the day...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    okay so i was on the way to school and started thinking about why people cant get along is it really that hard why do most people judge someone before they really get to know them...
    warriorwolf1818 warriorwolf1818 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    Ask anybody who has suffered a serious disabling injury, and they'll tell you that they at one point or another have struggled with body image issues. Disability has a wide...
    petergavin69 petergavin69 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    I often wonder if people see how warm and open my heart is. Do they feel the love I give? How do they really see me? To me, it's all so much deeper than what's on the outside.
    thescrap2hisbozley thescrap2hisbozley 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I wonder what people really see What I see. Are we seeing the same color? Same shape? Texture? formatting into object, meaning, definition... I believe not because we have define...
    562alex 562alex 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm just wondering how people see me because many people told me that I looked way above my age even though I'm 15 they tell me I look 18, 19 even 20! I think it's probably my...
    mysticaldreams mysticaldreams 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I wish I could shut people out when they hurt me. But I can't. I've tried, and it just doesn't work. I give out second, third, fourth, fifth, sometimes even 6th chances to people...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I only shut people out when Im scared I case I take my anger out on them
    nickigirl525 nickigirl525 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    Men should take things slow and be more genuine. So men make think they are being sexy please reevaluate yourselves. It is sexy when men have confidence and approach us
    karieme20 karieme20 18-21, F 13 mins ago

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    Why does it hurt so bad? Why do people come into your life to hurt you when all you did for them was be a friend. I was there for her always and today she broke down revealing all...
    sweetliesandpromises sweetliesandpromises 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    It's funny.... Most people like me, I don't understand why... I'm really a stand offish kinda person until I get to know somebody is trustworthy and they are worthy enough to be...
    Coffeetyme Coffeetyme 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    My chest hurts, tears flow I can't see a way out though I cry all through the night Against your abuse I fight The allegations you make The doubts & alibis you recreate One...
    trappedwings trappedwings 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Does seeing someone else worse then you provide you a sense of relief? Do you think " Atleast I'm not that person"? Why do you some people feel this way? Is it a defense mechanism...
    GleamingEyes GleamingEyes 18-21 1 Response 4 days ago

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    So in school today, me and my friend were in line, and she was in front of me. This guy asked to cut in front of my friend, but she said you can cut BEHIND ME. So this guy lets...
    auxds auxds 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    I think humans are funny: when you meet a new gal/guy and fall in love, you want to meet his/her parents. The longer they leave it the more you think he/she's not taking your...
    Roz2014 Roz2014 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've never understood the mind set of someone who has no issue with cheating on their significant other. It just seems so disrespectful. I mean if you don't love them or respect...
    little3M little3M 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    Two fates Trying cadence Test of patience All we knew True love is hard to find It never waits it's always new Why-won't-you try? Why won't you try? Let go of inhibitions...
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M Dec 9

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    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misanthropy Unfortunately Misanthropists need a place to play as well. (Those who despise humanity.) They are not exactly evil, just dull, profoundly...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    I honestly wonder all the time what people really see in me or how I look to others. Am I pretty? Nerdy, like able? Annoying? Too serious? Too sarcastic? I feel I am perceived...
    21falloutsatthedisco 21falloutsatthedisco 16-17, F 6 Responses Dec 4

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    I mean really, a long history of victimization has left me so strong in so many aspects but there is still the residual leftovers deep inside. I tell myself I am worthless, that I...
    SameOldLoneliness SameOldLoneliness 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I sometimes wonder if I would loose my love for life or my spirit when I finally become an adult? I sometimes wonder if life would be better or worse. I wonder if I would ever find...
    Zineq Zineq 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I wonder this all the time!!! every day
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've been on here only an hour or so tonight. ..and 4 new adds.... I don't mind talking or friending anybody...but say hi...or something... And worse...when I pop over to see who...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 6

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    I FIND THAT I LOVE TO MAKE MYSELF SUFFER, BECAUSE I FEEL UNACCUSTOMED TO PEACE... I HAVE HATED MYSELF ALL MY LIFE, I CRY MYSELF TO SLEEP... WHEN SOMETHING GOES WRONG, I DO NOT...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's almost as though I feel I'm not deserving of their help. It's just so much easier to push people away and say it's fine because why should people spend their time helping me...
    Nethaly Nethaly 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I keep seeing people posting/asking if others find them attractive, and it's mostly young teens. It doesn't matter what others think, it's sad that you're asking because if people...
    StarBerryAdi StarBerryAdi 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    About a few days ago i passed by a couple and i can feel the guy made fun of how i walk like stumping his feet on the ground.. So when i reached my house i stopped and stared at...
    Chiscuit Chiscuit 26-30, F 6 Responses Nov 22

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    sometime I wonder how others see me and what I look like to them
    cookieeeee cookieeeee 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 4

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    What do you see when you see homeless man holding up a sign? I see a mentally dysfunctional individual who came from a long line of brokenness in his family.
    OwlWolf OwlWolf 22-25, F 9 Responses Nov 24

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    What does it mean when I girl bits their lip...
    cucumber805 cucumber805 13-15, M 11 Responses Nov 26

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    Sometimes it can hurt to find out what people really think of you, but I'm still curious. :)
    sophie3331 sophie3331 16-17, F Dec 2