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Comment author: sleepingthinker 05 February 2017 11:24:55PM 0 points [-]

Disagreements are not always bad, however what happens in the real world most of the time is that the disagreements are not based on rational thought and logic, but instead on some fluffy slogans and "feelings". People don't actually go deep into examining whether their argument makes sense and is supported by sound facts and not things like narrative fallacy.

In fact, when you point out to other people that what they are saying is not supported by any logical arguments, they get even more defensive and irrational.

Comment author: Lumifer 06 February 2017 01:02:36AM 2 points [-]

what happens in the real world most of the time is that the disagreements are not based on rational thought and logic, but instead on some fluffy slogans and "feelings".

What you're missing is a rather important concept called "values".