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Gking19
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Volatile Egos

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Started: 7/12/2015 Category: Society
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Burls

Pro

It is better to flatter enlarged egos than to risk the consequent unpleasantness of a contested ego.
Gking19

Con

Enabling a pretentious ego is bad overall for everyone involved.

For the egotistic, because their attitude will affect others' opinions of them, and may affect job opportunities, friendships, or other social interactions. It is much easier to interact with someone who is reasonable than someone who is unwilling to compromise, or consider the opinions of others, some attributes of an egotistical person.

For those suffering from the ego of another person, even worse consequences arise. Antagonism can drive people to depression, or even suicide[1]. Reacting submissively will only prolong the behavior of the antagonist, whereas directly addressing the issue or reporting to someone in authority will quickly resolve such issues. In the short-term, the ego-filled person may increase their attacks, but in the long run it will teach them that they need to think of others.

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[1] http://www.stopbullying.gov...
Debate Round No. 1
Burls

Pro

The reality of affluence however, whether of intelligence, wealth or birth, places individuals in castes that are naturally deferred to. Despite advances in determination theory [1] attempts to 'level the playing fields', so to speak, are frustrated In these instances.

[1] http://psycnet.apa.org...
Gking19

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Burls

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