Are You The Devil?

I don't understand people who thrive on conflict. Some go so far as to seek it out, arguing for the sake of the argument.

"Debate" they often call it.

An adversarial discussion is better known as a fight. Why would I want to spend time with someone who turns me into an opponent? No thanks, I'll pass.

Those who argue because they need to be right are annoying. But far more annoying, at least to me, are people who defend positions they don't even believe in. They take a contrasting position for the sake of fleshing out an argument.

"Devil's Advocate," they call it.

There's only so long you can be the devil's advocate before you inherit the position indefinitely.


...who says I'm not quotable?


::::: | Saturday, Apr 15 2006 at 11:54 AM
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Lindsay said:

Well maybe I'll just argue the point that people who don't want to debate are going to be haunted by the kangaroo of boredom. It's a mythical creature that originates from the days of intelligent design and it's purpose is to strike fear into the hearts of those who blaspheme against the Advocate of the Devil.... or not.


::::: | April 15, 2006 1:58 PM

chris said:

I agree. Arguing for the sake of arguing is like pulling teeth sans Novocaine for the sake of...well, you get my point.

::::: | April 15, 2006 3:53 PM

Tiffany said:

I believe we draw to us who and what we are. Maybe if you find yourself in a world of right and wrong , and one side of the fence or the other, and ally/competitor dualisms - that's one you've helped to create and chosen to live in. I'm just a little sensitive about this particular post. :-)

::::: | April 16, 2006 1:03 PM

Roscoe said:

Though there may be nothing upon which all people agree, continual disagreement is for many at the core of their very existence. Having made this announcement, I will now have another glass of wine and toast the vagaries of human nature.

::::: | April 17, 2006 8:57 PM

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