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Why do people debate..?

Shhhh, I wanted to make a for/against poll and you can't stop me.

So, why do people debate? Is it to try to prove themselves right and others wrong, a sort of self-confirmation thing? Is it a prosthletisation thing, "everyone must think the same as me" - so you're trying to convert people? Or do you now mind what people think, agree or disagree, you just want to learn new things?


Or is it because twitter isn't turning up anything interesting, you can't be arsed to clean the kitchen, and you're taking it out on strangers online. 

OH WAIT SHIT, I forgot!! OR, is it, in fact, NONE of these reasons and I the OP haven't got a fucking clue!

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So, why do people debate? Is it to try to prove themselves right and others wrong, a sort of self-confirmation thing?

I think for most people it is exactly that, which is an entirely terrible situation. Our society has been spammed with so much propaganda about individualism that most people think they can win a debate through brute force. There are so many idiots who don't realise that debate was not invented to crown the biggest ego but to find the truth through a dialectic of thesis vs antithesis. If someone scrutinises the things you write and finds giant gaping holes in them, then don't sidestep or deflect the criticism in order to try and make yourself feel like you "won". That isn't debate in any way, shape or form.

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I for one hate OP

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I mean, personally, I debate to manifest the calcified and unfathomable depths of my degenerate soul and express its deep-seated, profound, and undying hatred and irascible, anguishing loathing for a damnable and half-baked cruel existence which I otherwise keep deeply repressed.

TLDR: teh lolz

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