Always avoid arguing with people

  • Sounds pretty obvious, but we do it anyway. Book - How to win friends and influence peopleBook - How to win friends and influence people

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    author: Dale Carnegie
    title: How to win friends and influence people




    reminds us that there is never any situation that can be improved with an argument.
    • "The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it"
    • Which would you rather have, an academic, theatrical victory or a person’s good will? You can seldom have both.
  • Carnegie even goes a step further an argues that not only are arguments fruitless, you are most likely wrong: If you are right 55% of the time, you can go to Wall Street and make millions in an instant. And if you can't be sure that you are right even 55% of the time, why would you tell anyone that they are wrong?