Arguementation Is Beneficial

“If God wishes evil for a people, He opens the door of argumentation for them, and prevents them from action.” – Imam al-Auza’ee

Argumentation is beneficial? Whoever heard of that?

Argumentation, no matter if you are right or wrong, is useless. It becomes a battle of “I’m right, and you’re wrong.” and the entire point of the argument is prone to becoming lost in the battle of words.

How much good really comes out of it?

Here are some tips:Calvin & Hobbes: Arguementation

  1. If you find yourself arguing to prove your point, stop right that instant.
  2. Control your emotions and remember the bigger picture. The goal isn’t to win, but to help the other person understand your point.
  3. Remember, no matter how clear you are with your beliefs, the person opposite of you may still not understand. We’re all different and we see things differently. If you’ve gotten your message across and the other person doesn’t understand, you’ve done your part!
  4. Take a small breath and apologize (and not in a condescending fashion).
  5. Walk away, shake hands, give the person a hug, and say you’re sorry again.

It takes a bigger person to end an argument and a smaller person to let it continue. Which one are you?

“When an arguer argues dispassionately he thinks only of the argument.” – Virginia Woolf

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