People always argue with different things. Be it academic, politics, showbiz, economics, relationships or any topic under the sun. But have you think why we did so? I know for years that you lived your life in this cruel world of us, you encountered people you have conflicts with. There's your sister, your brother, your parents, your friends, your girlfriend/boyfriend, ex-gf/bf's, your teacher, the mean girls, the mean boys?:), a stranger, etc. Soon, they'll become your enemies, which I hope not.
I believe that the root of people's continuous conflicts and arguments is due to misunderstanding. If people learns to communicate and empathize, there would be no fights and misunderstanding. I know that each of us have their own set of thinking and views in life... but its not about who wins and who concedes, it's about learning to accept the fact that you cannot persuade everybody. Learn to respect and I am sure, respect will be offered back to you.
Think about it, why do relationships never last? Isn't because of miscommunications? If they just sit for awhile and talk about their problems emphatically, will they broke up? I guess the answer would be not. Think about breakthroughs, email and text messaging increases the chance of misunderstanding and misinterpretations. With just an incorrect choose of words, it creates a perception, which in turn becomes a conclusions. It really happens.
I know that misunderstanding is already part of human life cycle and something that we cannot avoid. But it would be best if we try to understand the people we have conflicts with... think where they are coming and why do they think that way. Do not persuade them, instead understand them.
Do want to live an entire life without peace of mind?
I don't want to.