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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Thought for the Day

What you think you know and what you actually know may be two completely things.

I am studying and one of my fellow students has very strong opinions on things. She thinks she knows lots of things and doesn't mind telling us what's what. If I thought she was wrong, and respectfully told her so, she would argue with me on the matter for as long as I wanted the argument to continue.

The argument wouldn't actually go for very long, because I have realised there is no point trying to make this person see any value in my point of view, because they think I am wrong, and they are right. This would possibly be a worry for me, if I hadn't had my viewpoint endorsed by others more knowledgeable than both me and the other person.

My point here is this. If you find yourself having pointless arguments with others, get endorsement first and if people who know agree that you are right and the other person is wrong, give the argument away. Some people are so ignorant that it would take a lifetime to teach them how to think, and unless you are getting paid to teach them, forget it.

Find a better way to spend your time - banging your head against the brick wall of the other person's ignorance is a waste of your time and theirs.


Anonymous said...

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Karim - Creating Power

Carolyn said...

Thank you Karim for your comment. I will go and look at your site - Creating Power sounds very interesting!

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