Know Your Limit When Arguing

By Kimberly Garcia
Blog Content Contributor

Different situations call for different actions. Another factor to consider while dealing with problems is who you’re talking to. The limits to learn is to know how far you can go in a discussion or argument. It’s about knowing how far you can go to when you disagree with someone.

If you are in a discussion with someone and you know that they are firm in their idea or philosophy, it may be useful to just leave the discussion. There’s no use fighting your side if they aren’t willing to hear it. You can find these types of people everywhere. Whether it’s family, friends or random people you find on the street, there are people with the ability to start conversations all around. The most important thing to understand is how far you can go.

When you're arguing about something, it may be best to agree to disagree. Photo by Marlene Nuñez.
When you’re arguing about something, it may be best to agree to disagree. Photo by Megan Bandstra.

Learning your limits doesn’t mean that you’re giving up on what you believe in, it’s about understanding that the person you may be talking to may not want to hear the opposing opinion. They may be just fine believing in their own ideas. Sometimes it’s hard to realize that they prefer not to talk about opposing opinions, but there are people that like what they like and that’s all.

There are instances where you might get the other person to understand your position, but you have to realize that they can still disagree with you. The main idea is that you understand when to stop beating a dead horse. If there is only back and forth conversation between you and another person, you have to learn when its time to agree to disagree.

When you are able to come to realize that you agree to disagree this can save lots of pointless arguments and stress. Just because you don’t agree with someone doesn’t mean that you have to use every last bit of you to change the other person’s mind, you simply understand that there is only so much you can do in order to help the other person understand your perspective.

Featured image by Jasmynne Flores.

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