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Old 04-19-2011, 10:29 PM
Ariakas Ariakas is offline
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Originally Posted by GroundedSpirit View Post
Word of advice here.
Debate often encompasses criticism. But you have to understand that it's ideas, concepts, opinions etc that are being criticized. NOT the speaker ! Common mistake that leads to a lot of wasted dialog.
I have to agree. Arguing someones point is not personal. I do it, and have it done all the time.

Its like saying

"I don't like the way you did (a)"

and it being interpreted as

"I don't like you"

Which ironically happens a lot. But its just wrong. I can dislike an opinion/task/judgement and it will have 0 bearing on my thoughts on the person.
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