"In disputes upon moral or scientific points, ever let your aim be to come at truth, not to conquer your opponent."
A fantastic review of a genius classic piece of work. The art of conversation has lost a lot of very important rules. Reading this really helped ground me in the field of conversation.
There was a kid in my class who recently said that because my opinion and my professors opinion were different and that we weren’t going to agree we shouldn’t even discuss because there’s no point. She was grossly wrong. The goal is never to “win” in a conversation. (A debate, sure.) A conversation consists of sharing and gaining. Not winning and losing.
Read this and start practicing. Don’t be a fool!