Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument-Desmond Tutu

Crows

Today’s morning walk brought some interesting thoughts

As you notice in the photo, there are two crows facing each other, on either side of a small puddle.

As an expert artist, you can easily make out their body language and positioning.

Besides these two we also see a third crow slightly away from the puddle, attentively listening and observing what is going to happen, in order to take a decision. (Maybe a cat on a wall?)

Probably this crow wants to act as an umpire uninvited.

You do not mind joining situations where you’re uninvited?

“Uninvited guests are often most welcome when they leave” Aesop

Lesson-Never attend uninvited.

What is that we learn from the photo?

There are a few possibilities. Discussion, argument, compromise and guidance.

I always wonder how the animal kingdom manages these things among itself. Or do you think the survival of the fittest rules both in the animal kingdom and in humans?

Discussion & Argument

In both discussion & Argument, people talk to one another telling what they think or want to tell. However, there are some differences.

Discussion

Discussion is a more positive feel, the situation is not heated or angry. Discussion can be something about disagreement. In discussion, the tone is more polite. People put forth different opinions.

Argument

This involves statements from both parties involving far or against something. Here the voices are raised along with the temperature.

Compromise

Here each side makes some concessions agreeable to both parties and thus settlement is achieved.

Guidance

Here opposing groups are guided properly and given counsel for the satisfaction of everybody. A third person can play the role of umpire or judge.

So, what is that we learn?

“Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance.”
 Robert Quillen

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Discussions are always better than arguments, because an argument is to find out who is right, and a discussion is to find out what is right” Unknown 

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6 thoughts on “Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument-Desmond Tutu

  1. You caught the differences perfectly. In discussion we listen and facts are offered. In an argument, we are emotional; don’t listen and just want our opinion (which we are sure is correct) to triumph.

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