Post 80.

The last word

Do you also know someone who accuses you of wanting to have the last word?
Well, if you are in a dialogue – a discourse between two people – it is a mathematical certainty that one of you will have the last word. If they have a problem with you being the one, then they want to have the last word themselves.
So, what’s wrong with it anyway?

In my opinion, a good conversation is about exchanging ideas, inspiring each other, improving arguments.
It is most definitely not about being right. Not about forcing the other person to acknowledge your being right. That’s a boring perspective.

As far as I’m concerned, you can only have the last word if you die when having said it. You can hope for having said ‘famous last words’, but there are no guarantees.

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