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Arguments can be counter productive: Discuss, please

An irritating strategy is to misinterpret or misrepresent an opponent's point of view

I enjoy discussion, but I detest argument.

By "discussion", I mean talking about something in order to exchange ideas and opinions.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 24, 2018, with the headline 'Arguments can be counter productive: Discuss, please'. Print Edition | Subscribe