Anyone get tired of debating?

Amy - posted on 02/15/2011 ( 54 moms have responded )

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Lately I've just been getting on debate forums and thinking, "aren't there better things to worry about?" Why do we love to debate? Is it just trying to be right, trying to see the other side, why do you love to debate?

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Charlie - posted on 02/16/2011

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Deanna it appears though that most of the time you leave a comment but never return to debate the topic ....doesn't that defeat the purpose of debate ?

Rosie - posted on 02/17/2011

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i like seeing other peoples arguments. it's opened my mind to alot of other options, and ways of doing things.

of course there are some things that i KNOW i'm right about (gay marriage, glenn becks idiocy etc) that i must spread knowledge about, cause there's BOUNDS of misinformation out there about these particular topics, and i feel it's my civic duty to rid the world of bigots and mindless drones, and turn them into rational people, like myself. :)

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I like debating because I like learning new things and I genuinely enjoy seeing others persepctives. If there is a topic I'm bored of I avoid it.

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So, funny littel side story... I am, as you all know, a pastor's kid, so I was raised to be pretty innocent (plus we lived in a small town, so not much exposure to people I didn't already know). So, I married my hubby (the "bad boy" from a big city) and moved away from the small town. Anyway, I was reading one thread shortly after Sharon changed her name and thought Mike Hunt was just a friend's name or something and my hubby comes up beind me and starts busting a gut laughing! It took him 5 minutes to calm down enough to explain it to me... and all that time I was clueless! lol...

And THAT is one of the main reasons I come on here - you gals all teach me so much!

Oh, and I figure I gotta get on the future dictator's good side early so my family and I will have a better chance if being spared :D All hail Jenny!!! tee hee hee...

Katherine - posted on 02/17/2011

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I ♥ you guys. It took me a while because sometimes people were ummmmm abrasive and I'm a little sensitive.

CoM knocked that right outta me. I've been here for 2 years now and gotten to know some awesome people. I love coming to DM and debating, bitching, laughing, whatever.
I don't talk to a lot of people offline like Tara said. We are all pretty much like-minded.
I never tire of it :)

Joanna - posted on 02/17/2011

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I'm not smart enough to debate properly. I just like talkin to pretty ladies :D

Sal - posted on 02/17/2011

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grown up things to talk and think about (not just rude names), it is good to keep your mind ticking over...

Bonnie - posted on 02/16/2011

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Bahahaha it sounds even funnier now that I keep saying it over in my head.

Bonnie - posted on 02/16/2011

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Oh frig LOL...Loureen as soon as you said break it up, I caught on. Thanks:-)

Charlie - posted on 02/16/2011

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LOL Bonnie what does the name sound like ........... break it up mi.........

Bonnie - posted on 02/16/2011

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No, I know Mike Hunt is Sharon Grey, but who is MIKE HUNT is what I wanna know? It sounds like Mike Hunt is an actual person. This is what I am trying to figure out lol.

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Honestly it gives me a place to voice my point of view in which I don't have to censor myself Whereas I truly like some individuals on here and others I can't stand. This is the one place I don't really care what others think of me and I can just be myself. It also gives me something besides my kids to talk about when DH and I actually go out on our date night. It is amazing what so and so did.....Or can you believe that one woman......With a no taking about the kids on date night rule it can be difficult sometimes. LOL

Brandi - posted on 02/16/2011

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I get tired of people who don't agree with you making you out to be a bad parent, or lazy, or uneducated. Sure, I may feel that way about them, a little, but I try not to push my beliefs or ideas on anyone. I always put out there that my answer is not better than theirs and theirs is not better than mine, but I am open to the ideas that some people post on here, that are a far cry from what I would normally do. Sometimes I use their advice.

But, yes, there are better things to do.

Johnny - posted on 02/16/2011

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One of the investors in my business was Dick Hardt. He could have gone by Richard, but no. Oddly, he had absolutely no sense of humor, not even an extremely dry one. We always wondered if he got that his name was funny.

Becky - posted on 02/16/2011

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Okay, I have to tell this story. Don't tell my mom I told you all! lol.
Several years ago, my siblings and I were discussing names with double entendre, and Mike Hunt came up. My mom wondered why we thought it was funny and said, "well, I don't know what it is, but I know I don't have one!" My brother literally fell off his chair he was laughing so hard. My mom was very embarassed when we explained what "Mike Hunt" was!

Charlie - posted on 02/15/2011

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My fiance actually knew a guy called Mike hunt ..... he thought it was a joke and hung up on him the first time he rang his business .

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I come because as sad as it is this is the most adult conversation i get. Being a SAHM is awesome but i do love to talk to other adults sometimes to.

Becky - posted on 02/15/2011

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I like it because I tend to be pretty non-confrontational in person, so if my view is really different from that of those around me, I'll just keep it to myself. - Except with my husband, I argue with him a lot! So on here, I'm actually free to express myself. I also enjoy the intellegent conversation. As much as I love my boys, I run out of creative and intellegent answers to, "Why is that Shopper's Drug Mart, Mommy?" after the 50th time.
Also, when Mike ends up on the news for either pissing off the wrong person or being pissed off one too many times, and Jenny does actually take over the world, I want to be able to say, "I knew them when..." :P

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 02/15/2011

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i like it at times...but i do get tired of it as well...

Mabel - posted on 02/15/2011

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I like to argue my point and to learn new things.I feel that if it is worth the argument then it is worth my intellect=)

Kate CP - posted on 02/15/2011

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Teresa: I nearly spit coffee on my monitor. LOL!

Although, to be honest, I think Mike Rotch would be easier for people to get. ;P

Johnny - posted on 02/15/2011

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I come here to see what Jenny says and then I follow that. I'm hoping she'll reward me benevolently when she takes over. I'd like to be her right hand woman.

Also, it's good training for winning debates with my dad and my hubby. The first time I won with my dad, he was wondering where I picked up those mad Jedi skillz.

Nikki - posted on 02/15/2011

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I love to learn new things, and have an adult conversation once in a while. There are some topics I get bored with so I just steer clear. I like being able to help others expand their minds with topics I am particularly passionate about.

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Jenny, you kinda took my answer lol I was gonna say "I don't debate, I'm just right and want to spread the word" lol

I thought I was wrong once. But I was mistaken.

In all seriousness, I like seeing the other side of things. I think if more people were open to at least accepting that other people are "allowed" to feel differently, then the world would be a much nicer place. In fact, it's key that this happen in order for us to have world peace but....it'll never happen. I also like coming to debate forums because I learn a LOT, just by reading. Plus, watching two worthy opponents go at it (I'm not talking about the singling out or the bashing arguments...the actual debates) is fun and interesting to watch.

Krista - posted on 02/15/2011

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I love debate. I'm not sure if I'm doing it "properly" -- I probably argue (read: browbeat the shit out of people) more than I debate, but hey, I'm having fun!

Jenny - posted on 02/15/2011

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Well for me it's because I'm right. I have it all figured out and am just letting others know who are not aware. When I am dictator things will be so much easier....

Lacye - posted on 02/15/2011

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It's not that I like to argue, I like to hear other opinions and think about them. I don't really care if a person agrees with me or not. I just want to see if they make me think a little bit. lol

Charlie - posted on 02/15/2011

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I only get tired of topics that come up close to each other like three different breastfeeding topics in one month ect .

Debate is fantastic though , it works the mind , it is challenging and educational and allows you to see the other perspective and it is also about interaction especially on internet forums it opens you up to culturally different perspectives and diversity and strengthens my own confidence in my practices and beliefs .

Angela - posted on 02/15/2011

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I absolutley Love to debate.
Debating is about proving your point/opinion and trying to see the other side.
I love it cause its just interesting to see the opposing view points however Ive encountered alot of people who dont know how to debate and actually mask that with insults...
I studied speech and debate in high school and college and studied persuasive Speech,Public Speech and Debate in college...So its fun to me :)

Stifler's - posted on 02/15/2011

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It's fun to argue! And because it's the only intelligent conversation I have with people. No one in real life wants to discuss the news and when I'm not working (the oldies used to have discussions about the news with me) or studying I feel myself getting dumber by the day.

Minnie - posted on 02/15/2011

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I love to argue and the things I love to argue about I'm passionate about. And my husband's ears begin to bleed after the 8th rendition of "don't people get it that circumcision is horrible?" or "there are STILL people who think nursing in public is wrong?! Can you believe it?!"

September - posted on 02/15/2011

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For the most part I just like to read all the debates and throw in my two cents from time to time. I do have to say I've learned a lot about myself (when it comes to motherhood) just from being a part of DM. Pretty cool! :)

Kate CP - posted on 02/15/2011

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No, I love to argue as my husband is more than happy to attest to. ;) Maybe it's all the pregnancy and post-pregnancy hormones. I can still use that excuse, right? ;)

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I need the adult interaction and the ladies on this board are WAY more intelligent than the ladies on other boards...

Tracey - posted on 02/15/2011

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Why do I debate? Because the only conversation I get at home is about Spongebob / Thomas the Tank Engine or explaining to sulky teenager that she is not leaving the hose in an outfit that contains less material than a handkerchief.

Jenn - posted on 02/15/2011

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It's my way to have intelligent, thought provoking discussions, which I otherwise wouldn't likely have very often, as I'm usually as home with just me and the kids. I also like to be right and it's fun to try to prove my point to others. Sometimes it's also a good way to vent or have a good laugh.

LaCi - posted on 02/15/2011

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Sometimes I don't even understand WHY there is a debate. I just wanted to throw something out there, I didn't plan on pages of banter. :/



Mostly though, it's fun. Not sure why I crave it.



Sometimes you gain a new perspective, sometimes you don't, either way you enjoy yourself. It's good to keep thinking about things though. It's great to have your perspective challenged

Tara - posted on 02/15/2011

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My brain gets itchy. lol
Seriously though, I live in a tiny little town, my choice of friends who are anywhere near like-minded are slim, my choice of people to debate with are even slimmer.
I love to debate because I'm passionate about things and sometimes need an outlet for that passion. If I didn't have six homeschooled kids I would probably go back to school for law or go into local politics etc.
But for now, this is my arena to display my debating prowess and my intelligent grey matter.
:)

Jenni - posted on 02/15/2011

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For me, it keeps me current, keeps my mind going, educates me, builds confidence. I do get tired of it at times and take breaks from it. I'm the same way with anything I decide to do with my free time. I'll choose to play a certain video game in my free time for awhile, then get bored, pick up reading for awhile, then get bored, pick up debating for awhile then get bored.... you get the idea.
I'm an OM on debating moms but you'd never know it by my number of posts. Also I think I had to restart my account because I wasn't on for about a year.

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