Question of the Week: How Hard Do You Argue?
Posted by A.C. Rhodes on November 5, 2007
James Baldwin once said, “I love to argue with people who do not disagree with me too profoundly.” I interpreted this as bristling at people whose demeanor is overly officious, or those of the new school of “debate” a la Bill O’Reilly or Tucker Carlson.
We’ve all had friends or colleagues who either run on or try to discredit other’s opinions, but how far should one go to emphasize a point and what’s your tolerance level where others are concerned? In other words, how much is too much?