In your corner

Have you ever been out-argued even when you knew you were right?

Of course it’s normal to have differences of opinion with friends and family. But maybe you’ve had the experience of hearing someone say something that you knew was based on a misperception—such as a disproved rumor or an urban legend—without being able to convince the individual otherwise. Maybe this other person was a persuasive speaker, or maybe you just got flustered by the situation. It’s happened to many of us. And perhaps you wondered afterward, “Why, in the heat of the moment, couldn’t I find the right words, or the right ideas, to disprove a proposition I knew to be false?”

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September 10, 2012
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