Listening or waiting to talk?

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23 Responses to Listening or waiting to talk?

  1. milaz says:

    I love this index card… really sums up most conversations (debates or arguments) we all have on a daily basis… and yet there are people that are consistently on one side of the graph.

  2. Sasha says:

    So true!

  3. This should be laminated and mounted in a museum as one of life’s perfect truths.

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  6. TJ says:

    I wonder, can the A and B be transposed?

  7. Mike says:

    A = moderates
    B = extremists

  8. fireflight says:

    B = My opinion
    A = Everybody else’s

  9. fireflight says:

    What part of {Opinions} exists outside of A and B?

  10. demon says:

    @fireflight: indifference?

  11. Algoss says:

    Let’s not forget the overlap between Doubt and Certainty, which is Religion.

  12. TJ says:

    Algoss, could religion fall in opinions. Works for me….

  13. TJ says:

    Guess you could include politics, love, or any topic in opinions. Make it interesting.

  14. TJ says:

    then you can debate and argue over the opinion, religion, politics, etc. hmmm

  15. Menyambal says:

    I just posted a link to this on Pharyngula, in an article about Creationists challenging sceintists to a debate.

  16. Matt E says:

    TJ, I feel like there’s a difference between an “opinion” and a “belief”, though I can’t articulate what that difference would be at the moment.

  17. Felix says:

    Believers would call it faith …

  18. Kerry says:

    If my opinion is that I am certain about my doubts, where does that fall?

  19. Zarchne says:

    Kerry: are you willing to argue about it?

  20. TJ says:

    I am seeing this Venn diagram today and I see it more clearly. If you mix doubts with opionions you get debates. If you mix certainty with opinions you get arguments.

  21. TJ says:

    @ Matt E. I guess belief and opinion could be interchangeable; and with similar results. If you mix belief with doubts you get debates. If you mix belief with certainty you get arguments. Maybe? :-)

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