Imagine how differently we’d have to talk about gun control, climate change, politics, etc to create an environment where Trump supporters and the rest of us even considered the possibility of switching positions on a debate.
A very different approach to understanding human thought process. Be it a game or an argument the logic that there is a loser becomes a precondition for a winner to emerge.
This basic premise needs to be revisited and the objective of the exercise needs to be revalidated. Is the game for recreation or enjoyment needs to be understood. Is the debate a means to improve knowledge and understanding and come to a common platform or just go round in circles using the vocabulary and logic to prove something that you do not believe in.
The fact remains that what is in existence is the reality and opinions can be as varied as possible yet the reality remains the same.
Once this understanding is clear then it is easy to carry on with the conversation and let reality guide to the commonness of the opinion
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