the action or process of talking about something in order to reach a decision or to exchange ideas.
“the committee acts as a forum for discussion”
a conversation or debate about a specific topic.
plural noun: discussions
“discussions about environmental improvement”


a formal discussion on a particular matter in a public meeting or legislative assembly, in which opposing arguments are put forward and which usually ends with a vote.
“last night’s debate on the Education Bill”


a talk, especially an informal one, between two or more people, in which news and ideas are exchanged.
“she picked up the phone and held a conversation in French”


an exchange of diverging or opposite views, typically a heated or angry one.
“I’ve had an argument with my father”

a reason or set of reasons given in support of an idea, action or theory.
“there is a strong argument for submitting a formal appeal”

I would rather have one of the first three than the last. By nature I have been made like that and I have always been like that.  Now that I am a Senior Citizen, I am forgiven for being like that.

I came up with this topic for this week’s Two On One Friday blog post where Shackman and I post on the same topic. Please do go over to Shackman’s blog to see what he has to say on the topic.

10 thoughts on “Arguments.”

  1. Come on, Ramana, don’t use your old age as an excuse. You have just grown lazy. The day I can’t be arsed any more will be the day I sigh. Not that I do seek out arguments, actively. But when one finds me I am more than likely ready.

    Many a discussion (an exchange of ideas/opinions) may quickly become a heated discussion and mutate into an argument (when little common ground is found or both sides’ views are deeply entrenched with no give). I love a good to and fro between the spirited, the passionate. The art is in how the discussion/argument finishes, how it is diffused. And never ever confuse the person with the subject of the argument. Though that can be tricky, not least when the point of discussion was of the political/ideological kind.


    1. I use old age as an excuse all the time Ursula. It is an armour in this part of the world. You can get away with just about anything with that! Jokes apart, I have no one to quarrel with in my circle of friends or relatives. All of them may have just given up on me!

  2. I don’t think I will every give up on arguing my points or offering my opinions.

    I did just that yesterday. I can’t bear when sports figures and journalists are held up as heroes and saints just because they are dead. When in life they have been racist, hateful and misogynistic and even criminals. Argh.

    I won’t shut up.


  3. I think I might have had a few ‘hot head’ ways in my younger days.
    I would immediately become incensed about something and feel that it needed my input. but these days I realize that I’m better off just keeping my mouth shut!
    and I’m happily calm in letting people spar to their heart’s content.
    the only thing I truly get enraged about now is cruelty. pure and simple. cruelty to animals or people who can’t defend themselves.
    that is one thing in which I could fight someone all day long.

  4. I have good arguments with Jenny all the time, as we’re both passionate about lots of things and we both have sharp analytical minds. I seldom argue with other people, as they usually have their own deeply held views and there’s little chance of changing them.

  5. I usually am in an argument with myself – I have a fiery temper, linked I’m told to my Aries sign…and when I get really angry about something – things happen, that maybe shouldn’t have.

    A example maybe a decade ago…

    I’m in my basement dyeing some yarn, and all the buckets that I never put together as I know they can get stuck…have been put together by (one of the others) “who shall not be named…” it turns into a marathon of me swearing, swearing and more swearing.

    At some point, I quieten because I’ve either given up or won the battle

    He “who shall not be named”… has always known it’s not good to appear when swearing is in situ, because even if it’s not their fault, they will be blamed.

    So he waits for when things quieten AND then appears … looks carefully at the situation, if the buckets which is what he surmised from floor above, appear to be separated, he says something like

    “do you want any lunch, I’ve made you a nice sandwich…”

    if the buckets are still “together”….he will not say anything, but rather turn around to the stairs, hoping I haven’t even noted him in said basement!
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