Merriam Webster Dictionary defines Donnybrook as a public quarrel or dispute (free for all, brawl).

Many times when there is a general discussion between two people or many people or even between wife and husband, friends or relatives- things can go wrong because of somebody’s attitude and the friendly discussion can turn to a heated argument.

I am sure you would have come across such a scene.

In the above image, you can see the hand gestures and body postures of these four individuals. Looks like they have some disagreement and some angry situation is about to erupt.

In such a situation what do you do?

There are two schools of thought.

One says that arguments are healthy since they clear air.

The other school of thought says just take a deep breath and leave the place.


Both suggestions seem to be reasonable.

If the arguments become heated?

Yes. This can happen.

Everybody is busy arguing that their point of view is correct.

My friend, it’s nothing but an individual perception of the reason for the heated arguments.

Can there be any solution?

Yes. There is a solution.

Read this.

“The best way to end a heated argument is with a warm embrace” Italian Proverb

Any philosophical message?

“If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future” Winston Churchill

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏


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7 thoughts on “Donnybrook

  1. Interesting question. I wonder if the argument itself, just the exposure of one’s ideas to the public, is a way of improving one’s ideas, one’s thoughts. The issue may be some people’s ability to contend with differences?

    Two more quotes come to mind:
    Napoleon’s “The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.’
    Dalai Lama’s “I remain convinced that most human conflicts can be solved through genuine dialogue conducted with a spirit of openness and reconciliation.”

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  2. Thank you so much for your thoughts my friend.

    I agree with your points.
    Humans are moody and none can predict how one going to react at what point when a discussion is going on.

    What is leadership?
    Is this not a way of pushing ones ideas to the others?

    Both quotes are interesting.
    Both tell about complex human behaviour.


  3. The Churchill quote is powerful given the energy of the world right now. 👍🏼

    …When my girls were little and would bicker over silly things I would say “noses” and they would erupt with laughter. You see the first time I did it , they were quarreling I said I can solve this. Just sit nose to nose for a minute until you figure it out. They realized how silly the quarrel was.

    🤗 Donna

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