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Re: Ch. 4: Think Again by Adam Grant
Chapter Four, The Good Fight Club, makes the excellent point that people tend to view arguing as rude, but in fact arguing with a person is a sign of respect, that you consider their opinions worthy of engagement and dialogue. Refusal to argue sends the message that their ideas are not important enough to even discuss or consider.
A great example of this principle of the benefits of argument is the Wright Brothers. Apparently they constantly bickered with each other about technical details of building the first aeroplane. This infusion of energy into their mutual engagement, and the attitude that they argued on content, not personally, was what enabled Wilber and Orville to be such magnificent innovators.
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