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I Wonder Why People Get Offensive When Debating

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 77 People

    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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    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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    I always think that question. I never speak it aloud but it always floats around in my mind somewhere...
    Nekeru726 Nekeru726 13-15, F 19 hrs ago

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    It crosses everyone's mind at least once in there life. Am I? :P
    TrapxFuturebass TrapxFuturebass 13-15, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I completely shut down. My heart is aching and what makes it worse is I can never seem to express myself when hurting. I laugh a lot and hide behind my smile. I have to, especially...
    MeTooMeenu MeTooMeenu 31-35, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    It happens quite often. The other day I get a new 'fan' who also wants to message me. A quick check of his profile shows about 20 other names he just added to his circle so I guess...
    adel66 adel66 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    First person I chatted with asked me about my body. Just today, my first day on EP. His name is: Oct91714.
    AsianInSoCal AsianInSoCal 22-25, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Constantly. It creates a barrier between myself and the world.
    Perfectdreamingskull Perfectdreamingskull 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    He is pretty average. But, he doesn't know that he made me feel guilty. Whenever I look at him, he just melt my heart away. His vibe, personality, etc. Heehee..
    AllAboutL AllAboutL 70+, F 5 days ago

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    I really do not understand cheating either as I have been happy with the same beautiful lady for the past 21 years. I have not had any urges to find another or have more than one...
    cpguy cpguy 46-50, M a week ago

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    If i dont remember wrong the percentage of women who cheated were higher Than men, atleast in america.
    darkspiritwolf darkspiritwolf 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I agree with this your wife should be your everything your best friend and you bond with sex I have no idea why am one with cheat
    sirnatural sirnatural 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    There is no way to know what other people see... they could be looking at the same thing you are but see it differently.. at the same time you both have the same names for what you...
    Darasi Darasi 22-25, M Feb 3

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    Waiting for somebody or something is one of the worst feeling ever!
    Sahel170 Sahel170 36-40, F Feb 3

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    School makes me feel like an outsider, like an ugly fat duckling.
    annabearrr annabearrr 16-17, F 7 Responses Feb 1

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    No ones ever on here to talk so is this really worth my time probably not
    justgettinby justgettinby 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    I had a job at McDonald's. During that time I was quiet and unsocial. I only talked to the customers and the one annoying classmate who pushed me around. I was not interested in...
    lostfollower lostfollower 16-17, F 11 Responses Jan 31

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    Want to wear a skirt daily in public then go ahead and do it just like I do here in eastern Tennessee every day during the hot humid summer months . I wear a denim skirt at just...
    girdledfarmer girdledfarmer 61-65, M Jan 29

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    As someone who's been wearing masks his entire life, I am quite curious how people see me. It's become impossible for me to show the real me in person. And the only person I've...
    Ichki Ichki 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 28

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    I do love it when a man forces me to do what he wants but I love to make love to a young lady more I think I live the way they look in a short dress and heels there toes painted...
    sweetpinkrick sweetpinkrick 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL0269xbykQ&list=RDWL0269xbykQ "Oh you're a lucky son Lucky son of a gun You went away You went away .. You went away but now you're back.." I...
    Angelofthesilence Angelofthesilence 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    I Just found out someone blocked my. I have a nice profile. I am a quiet person who works in the educational field. I guess me saying .. Hello, how are you? Was too offensive...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 26

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    There's nothing worse than having someone you truly care about hurting you with their words and having no remorse for the pain that was caused.
    Jazzy1234 Jazzy1234 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 26

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    If you are not a believer that is fine but please don't spread negativity... I made this post since its been on my mind for a while. I am actively seeking a church where I can grow...
    iamnikki iamnikki 22-25, F Jan 24

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    "Tell me what you see, is it money or it's me?" -679
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 23

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    I'm a situation where i dont know what to do, at 18 years old been a young black male, i find myself in a hole trapped. I was raised by white people and all my life i have been...
    AN16 AN16 18-21 Jan 23

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    Not only do I shut them out, my heart ices over like the ******* arctic tundra. If the ones who hurt me try to communicate with me I compound the problem by saying anything I can...
    underpressure85 underpressure85 26-30, F Jan 22

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    i know why. ive seen what it does to others first hand. but it does not stop the wish that this would all just stop....just stop..
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M Jan 22

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    Guys this is so inspiring you should read it this for all of the people that are trying to lose fat this page helped me so much https://acceptwhoyouare.wordpress.com/
    braxten braxten 18-21, M Jan 22

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    waking up to work in the morning oh it's cold outside got the cover over washing everything away hours later it's the same I find myself thinking about friends and if they too are...
    EndlessBummerz EndlessBummerz 26-30, M Jan 21

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    A frd/ex-colleague posted on facebook a photo of her being sick, out of good will and concern as a frd i left a comment asking her what happened. Hours later i deleted the message...
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    People on here do get the wrong impression of me. I'm not all about sex. I'm mostly chill and spend my days writing or reading. I like cartoons and some anime. Yes, im single. I'm...
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority 18-21, F Jan 21

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    everyone is starting to ignore me now. I sit alone at school, don't talk much at home. I bet no one would miss me. I wouldn't even miss me
    ShadowRiver ShadowRiver 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    Yeah I think so. I'm a harmless, cuddly, loveable little fuzzball.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M Jan 20

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    Is it human nature to be selfish? Or do I create an atmosphere that allows them to feel comfortable about being selfish...?
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    i really don't think pit bulls are all bad but some can be aggressive and i'm scared of then cause one of them attacked me and a have a scar on my face to prove it.
    reptibelle reptibelle 13-15, F Jan 19

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    I wear around the house and in the yard, If someone drives by I sometimes get long looks, if somebody drops in - well I have on what I have on. If they don't like it-- --then DON'T...
    squeekers2 squeekers2 61-65, M 2 Responses