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Old 06-11-2014, 02:24 AM   #1
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Quick question, how do you guys deal with people who always want to be right? My two best friends act this way and I rarely ever(if they have ever even said it) hear them say "im wrong" When someone proves me wrong with factual evidence, I will admit I was wrong. This is not the case with my friends. Well debate anything from politics to food and even when Im right and I cite sources they will; change their argument completely, insist they are still correct, or say "yeah, you always gotta be right" How do you guys handle misinformed people who refuse to listen?


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Quick question, how do you guys deal with people who always want to be right? My two best friends act this way and I rarely ever(if they have ever even said it) hear them say "im wrong" When someone proves me wrong with factual evidence, I will admit I was wrong. This is not the case with my friends. Well debate anything from politics to food and even when Im right and I cite sources they will; change their argument completely, insist they are still correct, or say "yeah, you always gotta be right" How do you guys handle misinformed people who refuse to listen?


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A couple of years back I was embroiled in a heated conversation with a forum member who resides to the North of me about a firearm I was holding in my own hands. His knowledge was based on seeing his friends gun, mine on actually owning one. Now this is where humble pie comes in because Beretta offered the same model in three variants. So we were both right and wrong at the same time! Never ASSUME you have all the answers
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A couple of years back I was embroiled in a heated conversation with a forum member who resides to the North of me about a firearm I was holding in my own hands. His knowledge was based on seeing his friends gun, mine on actually owning one. Now this is where humble pie comes in because Beretta offered the same model in three variants. So we were both right and wrong at the same time! Never ASSUME you have all the answers
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If you have friends that are always right and you tend to be a person seeking the truth, then my prediction is that you will not remain friends forever. People of similar ethics gravitate towards each other...the phrase 'birds of a feather flock together' is a manifestation of that concept. People of dissimilar ethics will in time part company.

BTW, the term ethics is to be taken in the context of philosophy. Ethics are situational...that is they vary depending on the current situation. This means it takes time and change in the environment for ethics to manifest themselves...that is why it is important to date before getting married!

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I have a friend who always has to be right. I'll call him Jim. My retorts generally start with "Jim, you're an idiot". The discussions get heated from that point on.

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Move away from them. Move on.

Otherwise you will find yourself sucked

into their destructive vortex.

Friends are supposed to exchange ideas,

and consider the viewpoint of other friends.

Friends should not be treating you the way they

treat you.

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I don't deal with them... Because I know I'm ALWAYS right!

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You need new friends.Send them some comic books, Enroll youself in Adult classes, of which he, or they, couldn't conceive
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Hey Ratpacker, 38 posts in 2 years? Really? I think you are a little behind. You must have more to share than that.


Hey Beast, You will run into those people for the rest of your life. They are everywhere. Some of them will be your employer. Don't ask me how so many stupid people became managers. But they are definitely out there. Sometimes it is easiest to let them live in their delusion. They will never admit it anyway. This is good practice for the future. Dont tell them they are right. But don't argue with them over it either.


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