The Art Of Discussion The Art of Discussion
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If you have never been on a Constructive Community before, or even if you think you were a born diplomat regardless of the level of Discussion, you should read this Thread as we Discuss in no uncertain terms the 'Art of Discussion'.
First off it is not my intent to focus on word usage, grammar, spelling or Topic choices, I think we all should be above that, if you joined here then you would have read the Thread about our Constructive Posting Policy from beforehand
so that SHOULD not be an issue with which to begin.
I would like to Discuss what a Discussion is in its' simplest terms, that is to say the beginning and end all. For me it is defined as this (Without the use of a Dictionary): Two or more people sharing view points about a specific subject within a Thread.
That for me is it in a nutshell. Now, I can change that to read differently to show you what a Discussion is NOT
1. Two or more people sharing view points about any
subject within a Thread. Of course that is wrong and is often referred to as 'hijacking' a Topic. For Discussion to truly flow you should not go off on tangents or try to change it because you seem to be losing the argument / debate.
2. Two or more people being offended about view points within a Thread. If you realize that you choose to be offended, then that should clear everything up.
3. Two or more people trying to convert others to their way of thinking and becoming frustrated when they do not. Of course this just does not work - period. The objective of Discussion is not necessarily to get converts to your point of view - people WILL disagree with you, but then that is all. You do not have to insult people, leave 'slamming the door on your way out or showing your anger. Showing emotion in words is like becoming hysterical in an emergency - IT DOES NO GOOD for your situation.
Feel free to continue this Discussion as it relates to the Art of Discussion within this Community.