The Simple Way That You Can End Any Argument

Three words to diffuse a disagreement

Jamie Logie
Mind Cafe

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This may come as a surprise, but people seem to have become more combative than ever…

That’s obviously not a shock, as there’s a lot of anger floating around out there. It seems as if people would rather be heard than be right. They react without thinking and aggression has become the default setting.

A healthy debate, however, is a great thing. The ability to exchange ideas — even opposing ones — can create an open dialogue. But what about those times you find yourself in disagreement with someone who just refuses to listen?

My Grandpa taught me an effective way.

Three Simple Words

My Grandpa lived to 92. He fought in the Second World War and had been all over the world. During his time, he encountered his fair share of “jackasses.”

When he realized there wasn’t any way to persuade them or have them listen to reason, he found the easiest way to end an argument was by saying this:

“You’re probably right.”

Those three words are incredibly powerful. They are the perfect way to end a dialogue that’s not going anywhere. When you find yourself in disagreement with someone — who’s not even remotely…

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Jamie Logie
Mind Cafe

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