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Same here also.

I actually remember ending conversations quite embarrassed.

But not anymore. When I engage conversation I now know that I am not the owner of the truth. Many times I engage conversation precisely to have ideas challenged.

And I think I am far from being alone (although in my personal case I am very conscious about the process).

The idea of having an argument to win should be challenged. Although sometimes there is a need to enter to win, most times it could be seen as a way for mutual progress: One discusses to exchange viewpoints with the other and maybe (or maybe not) change a little bit our own view of the world (or at least be aware of weaknesses in our own reasoning that need to be addressed)...

by t-------------- on Thu Dec 4th, 2008 at 01:05:02 PM EST
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