“A high ground maneuver cannot be complex or specific, because that invites critical thinking. The goal is to end the logical argument by appealing to emotion.”

“How does [the argument] end? Is it because someone has superior logic? Or is it because someone appealed to higher ground?”

In other words, forget about doing what’s logical, just focus on ending the argument even if you know you’re wrong, because to Hell with seeking the truth, being ethical, or trying to improve society for everyone. Just focus on your own selfish goals.

Can you honestly say you would give this advice to your own children? It certainly doesn’t sound like a world I want to live in.

2018 winner of the Dalton Camp Award for essay-writing. M.A. Political Science. I'll go to the mat for the Oxford comma.

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