“Discussion is debate, discussion is the exchange of ideas, discussion is examining and re-examining your viewpoint, and discussion is about ultimately about clarity and not agreement.”
Discussion is not about I’m always right and you are always wrong. Because no one has all the answers. Discussion is not about resorting to personal attacks when you disagree with someone. When discussion goes there, that person becomes as dogmatic as a religious zealot and authoritative as a leader or authority figure misusing and abusing their power. And when discussion goes there…no one wins.
However, I still prefer to have discussion because that’s where true understanding and real change takes place.”