Sunday, December 19, 2010

Heated Discussion


Now in a discussion, you state and explain your view. You talk with confidence. You feel very strongly that you are right. Many around don't agree with you. Some are seen even shaking their heads. Would you continue to insist on your view, or would you keep very quiet, or would you walk out? What would you do?
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Some people wouldn't give up. They think they are right and they want to prove to others they are right. Are you like that and do you like it? Are you going to fight for your rights until you are proven otherwise?
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Some people prefer to keep quiet. But it doesn't mean that they are defeated. They want to understand why others don't agree with them and cannot accept their views, and they are giving chances to others to explain their stand.
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Some people just keep quiet or may just walk out of the conference room, feeling rather angry, disgusted and disappointed.
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In any debate or discussion, we must be responsible people. We don't always expect people to have the same opinions like us; we must expect to receive different view and opinions. The idea here is to respect people's view and accept good instructions. Sometimes, we even have to modify our views to adapt to their views.
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Arguing too much will only bring about bad feelings and sour taste. Some even come to a stage of criticizing one another and talking and stabbing each other's back. The relationship turns ugly, different cliques and separations are formed, making the situation worse! This must not be!
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So the next time when you are ready to join a debate or a discussion, be ready to accept one another, be ready to consider one another's views, and be ready to make peace and not war.
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Debates and discussion are good things. They work towards the betterment of the human kind. Of course, they are many debates and discussions that are really a waste of time, especially when the organizing committees have no idea of what they are doing and talking, and certain strong party begins to take charge to push over their personal views!


2 comments:

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

I read a good suggestion about heated discussions in THE LAST LECTURE that said when in a meeting or trying to persuade others to your way of thinking, instead of forcefully putting your idea out there, you should phrase it as a question such as "What if we _______?"

yeokeehui@gmail.com said...

That's a good suggestion. Thanks Karen, and Merry Christmas to you.