The debate "It is difficult to argue from someone else's perspective" was started by
July 17, 2019, 11:39 pm.
23 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 7 people are on the disagree side.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
Harmony, Light, jennalyse, Deat, MADHURA, sk25, YEET, Delta_Force01, tyler0300 and 14 visitors agree.
Nemiroff, Starlight, mwest0097, honey_gunner and 3 visitors disagree.
I argue for the other side constantly because it can only better myself. Either I will realize that they were right and I will switch sides or I will better be able to defend my argument because I already know what the other side is gonna say and why it's wrong.
I think it's important to 'mentalise', or understand someone's underlying beliefs, perspectives, intent, knowledge, etc to have a meaningful discussion with them. Being able to argue their perspective means you have a grasp of their mental state, and that can be very difficult to do when they're very different to you.
For most people it is because they're too invested in their own opinion. Though, one should criticize good ideas more than bad ideas because we already know those ideas are bad. We should now try to figure out if what we think are good ideas are actually good