One of my major weaknesses is being able to win an argument. It’s not that I can’t come up with good logical arguments to points; it’s that I can only come up with logical arguments. Most disputes are emotional and ignore most logic.
And I can’t handle emotional arguments.
When faced with emotions, my mind locks up, and I get physically tired. My cortex is unable to process the information, and it stonewalls.
This is why many of the arguments that come over social media is a losing one. They’re logic-defying, and I’ve yet to see a debate where people would say, “that’s a good point. I may need to reevaluate my opinion.”
Yet, there is a part of me that feels like I should correct them, especially if they comment on something I posted. I realise it’s an exercise in futility, so I don’t engage, but it just seems wrong to allow ignorance to continue.
If I want to debate these people, I need to get emotional and get down to their level. I’ll ask my wife for advice.