On discussion and debate
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“I’m no longer interested in debate.”
“Debate is based on a competitive, so scarcity mindset – I win only if you lose.
I prefer discussion, which is based on a cooperative, so abundance mindset – I win only if you win too.”
“But don’t you need contrary opinions to test your ideas?”
“Indeed you do. There’s no difference between debate and discussion in this respect. The difference is in the mindset you approach it with.“