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The Aim of Argument

Odds are, the latest office debate or family squabble isn’t worth winning. Most arguments are only tangentially related to your end goal.

James Clear

The aim of argument or of discussion should not be victory, but progress. Just like when we are playing capoeira, we are not trying to destroy each other, but we are trying to sharpen our axe, trying to get better. The point of a capoeira game should not be a victory, but progress. And sometimes, in order to progress, we need to fall.

Ask yourself this:

Do you want to win or do you want to be right?


Further reading
  • Third-party tools – winning the game involves understanding that sometimes your job is to disappear and let other forms or third-party tools pass on the information.