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1

The problem with many arguments is that they’re really just justifications for feelings. Just embrace your feelings, and forgo the need to constantly dress them up in logically sounding arguments.

2

The replacement of "I disagree with you" – which implies this is simply my different opinion – with "that's a bad take" – which implies some sort of universal standard of wrong – sucks.

3

Reminder: Not only is it possible to disagree with someone without labeling them an idiot, you can cheerfully agree on the next subject too.

4

It's a rare argument, political or technical, that changes the mind of your counterpart. The realistic goal is to persuade spectators.

5

Whenever I get the urge to preface a pointer to something written by someone I don’t always agree with “I don’t often agree, but...”, I think, nah, not going to be that asshole. It’s okay to have a fleeting thought in your head and not let it out.

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