My name is Crystal and I am an arguaholic
I love to argue and express my opinions, but I try to be as nice as possible. I joined so I could really think and try new things. I find many people I meet are closed minded and stuck in the physical, day to day aspects of life. I wish I knew someone smart, open minded, and willing to argue and try new things with me.
Hello Crystal, welcome to arguaholics anonymous. (Couldn’t help it, haha)
You’ve come to the right place, although there are many close minded people here too there is lots of wisdom to be found and shared and arguments to be had.
I look forward to reading your stuff
I’ll keep an eye out for your stuff too. Also thank you for keeping the joke alive, it makes me feel less lame :)
Manimal: Am loving these arguements..haha
Crystal:Beware of Manimal..n i mean it;)
Thanks! It’s hard to find people that think the same way you do, so hopefully I’ve come to the right place…. I will be as careful of Manimal as I am of all people on the internet haha
@Abhishek: Yeah, maybe I should get a sign that says “Beware of manimal” and put it on the front door. Or something like “Don’t feed the manimal.” Wild manimals are dangerous you know.
Good to have you Crystal, Welcome ;) I have to ask.. are you about to make out with a roasted pig in your avatar?
Haha yup, that was taken at German Fest :) I did not end up kissing the pig, or eating any of it, for that matter haha. And if you look closely, you can see the two pairs of hands forcing my head down :D
Well, let me introduce myself and you have “officially” met someone smart. :D
Nice to have you here, and i home we will have some good and productive conversations. :)
Hi Crystal, here there are plenty of people who love to argue but most of the time we keep it very nice at the same time. I’m sure you’ll fit right in!
I wouldn’t say argue if i were you, because that makes you seem like your a hot-headed, close-minded person (although you said you were nice as nice as possible when arguing lol)… i’d go with debate =)
Nice to see new open-minded and intelligent people joining on a regular basis! Looking forward to reading more posts by you and debating with you! (even though i like agreeing better =P haha)
Nothing wrong with argument mate. Keep an open mind about that :D
Argument in discussion is as follows:
“In philosophy and logic, an argument is an attempt to persuade someone of something, by giving reasons or evidence for accepting a particular conclusion. The general structure of an argument in a natural language is that of premises (typically in the form of propositions, statements or sentences) in support of a claim: the conclusion. Many arguments can also be formulated in a formal language. An argument in a formal language shows the logical form of the natural language arguments obtained by its interpretations.”
Arguments between couples or friends are more accurately described as fights not arguments.
Consider the tradition of Tibetan Monks:
According to the Tibetan Monks, Debating is their integral part of
Tibetan debate involves prescribed modes of behavior. The debate
The Tibetan tradition is quite aware of the dangers of debate but
Tibetan scholars love debate for their internal clarity. They become
They get heated, they get crazy but it feeds the intellectual soul and gives you more certainty or doubt such as is appropriate.
Davor: Nice to meet you haha I hope you live up to that :)
@ Crystral , Yes.
But jokingly… was on the endless why person topic… look it up sometime ;)
Particularly “This is the best time in the life of a scholar after all fades in comparison”
When I really get into an argument, the nitty gritty and I’m combing the web for sources and the thread is weaving into many varied complex nuances of the argument I’ve had times where I’ve devoted an entire night to an argument at the expense of all else and damn that feels good.
Syn. Ther.: Sorry, still don’t completely understand….
Peter: That’s true. And its always too bad when you feel everything you say and think in an argument is wasted on who you’re arguing with because it just goes over their head. Hopefully putting all that work into an argument pays off!!
Usually if I’m willing to go into that level of detail and that complex an argument the other debator has already proven a huge amount of intellectual capacity and willingness to engage on a level worthy of the effort.
At the minute on another site I’m debating truth, pragmatism and objectivism and whether the pragmatist position is flawed (haven’t got onto objectivism yet) and whether an accord can be reached. Debate looks promising could be an all week job to be honest. It is an awesome way to spend your time though I did miss yoga to do this….damn.
@Crystal I totally agree about debates helping others see different point of views. I just like civilized ones; not ones where ignorance takes over and people say things that are untrue and hurtful =)
@Peter that is really interesting! but to most people (imo, doesn’t mean its true) they equate the word “argument” to “fight” because as you said with the Tibetan Monks arguments can get really heated, but i believe that on this website were trying to stay in a more peaceful and agreeable state. The word “debate” is pretty much exactly the same as “argument” but most people (imo. doesn’t mean its true) equate debate to a more civilized kind of argument where things don’t get too out of hand. That’s all i really meant by my statement =)
Haha yeah but I think we have to understand getting heated on this site shouldn’t immediately be frowned upon so long as it doesn’t devolve into personal attacks that are utterly meaningless and without merit. I recall an argument about Zeitgeist that got very fraught and heated and intense yet at the end of it on another thread myself and another poster found common ground.
@Peter From now on I plan to do a quick intellingence check of the person I disagree with, see if it’s worth the argument. Woah, that is an interesting topic, I’d have to think about that one…. I feel your pain though, I have to get back into yoga :p
@Fleeton You are totally right, when it gets personal and just stupid you end up wasting your time defending your point with someone isn’t intelligent to even understand your argument. Another reason this is a good site, it seems to at least stay civilized.
@Syn. Ther. I get it now! That’s definitely one way to find the answers you’re looking for, so ask on! To answer your question, because the more ways you find to express yourself, the better.
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