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Dear Friends;

My New Year's resolution for 2007 will be to not argue with anyone about anything the entire year.

I'll be happy to exchange opinions, or even discuss the relative merits of something - what I won't do is engage in a debate to change someone's mind, fight about anything, or get swept up in any sort of drama.

So, if you've been yearning to pick a fight with me about something - do me a favor and please get it out of your system this weekend, it's your last chance to get a satisfactory row out of me.

Thanks!

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seanmoon
Dec. 29th, 2006 07:18 pm (UTC)
That's the most ridiculous resolution ever, and you're wrong, wrong, wrong to make it! I insist that you take it back.
aghrivaine
Dec. 29th, 2006 07:19 pm (UTC)
Bite me, aggro-boy! :)
seanmoon
Dec. 29th, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC)
Haha, nice.

Seriously, good luck on that. I'm an argumentative type, and I can never keep this sort of resolution. The best I can do is to try and be less abrasive when I argue, to try not to take either the low road or the high-and-mighty road.
aghrivaine
Dec. 29th, 2006 07:30 pm (UTC)
Right. And a couple of times recently, being bull-headed and too ready to argue has lead to some bad feelings.

And, according to the 48 Laws of Power - arguing is always counter-productive, even if you "win". So I'm going to give it a try.
yagathai
Dec. 29th, 2006 09:06 pm (UTC)
So what you're saying is that come 00:00:01 01 Jan 07, we're basically allowed to pick on you as much as we want, and you won't fight back?

Rock on!
thefrank
Dec. 29th, 2006 09:17 pm (UTC)
Tickle fight
I love that deal. Pile on aghrivaine! : )

aghrivaine
Dec. 29th, 2006 09:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Tickle fight
Not quite. I mean, I said I wouldn't argue.

Orbital laser sattelites, that's a whole different matter.
thefrank
Dec. 29th, 2006 09:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Tickle fight
Well there goes my tickle fight frat fantasy. : (
Isn't there a Monty Python sketch like this? "But I came here for an argument! Oh! This is abuse."
blanchemains
Dec. 29th, 2006 09:39 pm (UTC)
You may as well turn in your pirate card now.
aghrivaine
Dec. 29th, 2006 09:41 pm (UTC)
Bah. What proper captain takes guff from his crew?
blanchemains
Dec. 29th, 2006 09:43 pm (UTC)
My point exactly.
aghrivaine
Dec. 29th, 2006 11:20 pm (UTC)
Right. There's no argument. Just a choice - do what the Cap'n says, or the lash.
blanchemains
Dec. 30th, 2006 01:32 am (UTC)
The lash? *ponders acts of disobedience*

Too bad I'm not on your crew.

But, more seriously, I know that you actually mean this and it's an admirable goal. Impossible, but admirable. You are way too good at the finely crafted argument and the killing points to give it up just like that.
aghrivaine
Dec. 30th, 2006 09:42 am (UTC)
You are way too good at the finely crafted argument and the killing points to give it up just like that.

Don't misunderstand me - my intent is to spend a year being just as persuasive, but without actually arguing.

That's real rhetorical power.
vis_major
Dec. 29th, 2006 09:49 pm (UTC)
Can you see me pointing at you & laughing? Because I am.

Silly Aggrivaine...
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