Friday, September 5, 2014

What are we debating?



When someone says, “You have the right to your opinion and I have the right to mine” in a debate or discussion what that person has done is change the discussion to one about “rights.” It is no longer about the topic at hand which is being discussed or debated.

Don’t let that happen.

Of course everyone has their opinion, that’s the reason for the discussion. We debate to arrive at a better solution based on the merits of each one’s opinion. Let’s get that done, and then we can discuss about the “rights” of one’s opinion.

They are separate issues. Stop intoxicating the debate.

What’s the crux of the matter?


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