I feel I must confess publicly.
On one podcast months ago I remembered hearing someone smart say they never wasted their time arguing privately with a Socialist. I interpreted that to mean also Progressives and everyone else I disagree with. Also, I think he meant the die hard intellectual Socialists that teach in Universities, and not the normal people I actually interact with that aren’t as entrenched in their beliefs since most of the time they aren’t familiar with Volunteerism.
So I’ve been challenging people to broadcast our disagreements live through YouTube and my Podcast. All, except for one, always decline.
Stupid me, had I offered a private conversation, perhaps I could have gained better understanding. Plus, I suspect I actually may enjoy these challenging conversations.
Does that mean I will offer a private conversation via phone call once Facebook discussions become lengthy? Or is there perhaps value in forcing the discussion via Public posts on Facebook?
I do see benefit for the lurkers who read the exchanges via Facebook that may get undermined if I start taking intellectual discussions private.
Are there any of you who regularly switch to telephone to discuss controversial Facebook posts? Any tips on the underlying philosophy?