Discussion or debate what would you prefer?We all come across many threads on this site which entice us into pouring out our thoughts and opinions, but sometimes those thoughts turn into a matter of discussion and sometimes debate. We must choose to keep the topic at discussion only or turn it into a debate. Here are few differences that keeps me away from a debate.
Debate is about putting across your own point of view.
Discussion is about taking point of view of all engaged.
Debate is about winning alone.
Discussion about winning together.
Debate will always be a debate.
Discussion sometimes can turn into a debate.
Debate is about winning or losing.
Discussion is always about winning.
Debate can be one sided.
Discussion is always multi dimensional.
Debate if verbal can become ugly.
Discussion will always be a calm and smooth affairs even if verbal.
Debate can involve finding fault of others.
Discussion will always be about finding the best of all.
Things that are certain do not need any discussion but debate can be done even on certain things.
Example, Earth is round or flat? This does not involve any discussion but people can debate on this too.
What would you prefer debate or discussion?