With Social Media opening up the world as much as it has, we are more likely to come in contact with people who just like to the stir the pot. They can not have an intelligent conversation without trying to incite a reaction. It seems they are so angry or disillusioned with their life they have to create a controversy.
We all have our opinions and we have the right to voice them, others may not agree with us but that is okay. We can have a debate without trying to confuse and annoy people. It’s as if these kinds of people get their jollies by using crazy-making comments. Their intent isn’t to have a conversation with anyone, they just have to refute what everyone else is saying without having any knowledge or evidence to the contrary. It’s like a game to them.
So often in the past I found myself getting angry and trying to get my point across to people who have no intention of listening to another point of view.
Now I choose to concede defeat, it lets the wind out of their sails. There is no point in arguing with someone who just wants to argue for the sake of it. The point is there are so many wonderful people in the world who will be willing to discuss a subject with intelligence and respect.
I had one such conversation this very day. I knew immediately what he was about but I wanted to see how far he would take it. He talked in circles and really only wanted to cause trouble, if I didn’t know any better I’d swear I was dealing with a narcissist who was bored. It was funny I paid him a compliment, admitted defeat and left the conversation. He continued to post comments for a while, dozens in fact, hoping I would bite.
It makes me laugh that people can be like this but hey it takes all kinds. Good luck to you Brendan.