The only way to get the best of an argument…

… is to avoid it. That is the first of 12 suggestions from Dale Carnegie on how to “win people to your way of thinking“. A couple of the others that I really like are: Show respect for the other person’s opinion. Never say, “You’re wrong”. If you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically. […]

Comparative studies in “autism”

I have an irritating (according to some) tendency to play “devil’s advocate” in discussions about many things. I think this dates back to my junior year in high school when I learned the pleasures of debate in a philosophy class (gotta love the Jesuits!). More than anything, it was the admonition that some things were […]