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Xerdex
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6/11/2016 12:44:01 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I debate to become more mindful since it produces thoughts that cannot escape therefore forcing me to think carefully..

Did you guys find that your mind is more clearer after all this rigorous debating?

I'm interested in the consequences that you've noticed after rigorous debating for a reasonable amount of time.
Ragnar
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6/11/2016 1:09:28 PM
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6/11/2016 1:50:24 PM
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I find it fun. You learn a lot of things and you can strengthen your beliefs through it.
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6/11/2016 6:36:26 PM
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I try to stick to subjects I know nothing about so it gives me an opportunity to learn. I don't need the criticism of my arguments. I criticize them enough on my own. While I am researching I try to disprove every fact I learn, and then try to disprove my disproving. If I am researching energy policybI check out every book on it in the library and buy ones to fill in the gap, and look at it from every angle.
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6/12/2016 4:54:45 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/11/2016 3:41:17 PM, imabench wrote:
I never understood why people like to debate. Thats why I didnt do many of them

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Emmarie
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6/12/2016 5:00:37 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/11/2016 12:44:01 PM, Xerdex wrote:
I debate to become more mindful since it produces thoughts that cannot escape therefore forcing me to think carefully..

Did you guys find that your mind is more clearer after all this rigorous debating?

I'm interested in the consequences that you've noticed after rigorous debating for a reasonable amount of time.

In late January, 2016, I was loading firewood into our coal chute, that had a 2" thick x 18" diameter, cast iron hinged door, similar to the one in this link: [http://hometownbyhandlebar.com...] Our door hinges from the top as the one in the photo does but the metal it is hinged into is rusted. Anyway, I was frustrated that my sons or man wouldn't help me load the firewood since it had just begun to snow and I didn't want our 2 cords of wood that had been delivered earlier that afternoon to get wet, so I was working hastily to get the firewood indoors.

I began to cuss, "this is bullsh!t" when a peice of 17"x 5" oak got wedged diagonally, and when I bent in to dislodge it I yelled once again, "this is bullsh!t," at which time the vibration of my voice caused the cast iron door to come slamming onto the top of my head. How I managed to not be knocked out cold is beyond me. I didn't seek medical care and took it easy for the next few days, knowing I had a pretty serious concussion.

It wasn't until around 1 week later that I realized I had difficulty forming sentences due to a loss of the recall of words, and I also had a difficult time spelling. I had been live streaming US presidential debates the entire month of February and had noticed a link to this site a few times when I googled "debates." In early March I decided to check it out, thinking that maybe if I engaged in an active writing activity it would help me recall words and spelling.

I became active on the site immediately, and found the challenge of writing to be both frustrating and rewarding. My vocabulary and spelling recollection has steadily improved since I've been a member of DDO, probably 85% of what it was previously.

I am grateful to have found a website that allowed me to challenge myself enough to rebuild something that I dearly cherished and thought I had lost. Without active dialog on DDO, I may have not recovered my language skills.
Xerdex
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6/14/2016 9:37:20 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/12/2016 5:00:37 AM, Emmarie wrote:
At 6/11/2016 12:44:01 PM, Xerdex wrote:
I debate to become more mindful since it produces thoughts that cannot escape therefore forcing me to think carefully..

Did you guys find that your mind is more clearer after all this rigorous debating?

I'm interested in the consequences that you've noticed after rigorous debating for a reasonable amount of time.

In late January, 2016, I was loading firewood into our coal chute, that had a 2" thick x 18" diameter, cast iron hinged door, similar to the one in this link: [http://hometownbyhandlebar.com...] Our door hinges from the top as the one in the photo does but the metal it is hinged into is rusted. Anyway, I was frustrated that my sons or man wouldn't help me load the firewood since it had just begun to snow and I didn't want our 2 cords of wood that had been delivered earlier that afternoon to get wet, so I was working hastily to get the firewood indoors.

I began to cuss, "this is bullsh!t" when a peice of 17"x 5" oak got wedged diagonally, and when I bent in to dislodge it I yelled once again, "this is bullsh!t," at which time the vibration of my voice caused the cast iron door to come slamming onto the top of my head. How I managed to not be knocked out cold is beyond me. I didn't seek medical care and took it easy for the next few days, knowing I had a pretty serious concussion.

It wasn't until around 1 week later that I realized I had difficulty forming sentences due to a loss of the recall of words, and I also had a difficult time spelling. I had been live streaming US presidential debates the entire month of February and had noticed a link to this site a few times when I googled "debates." In early March I decided to check it out, thinking that maybe if I engaged in an active writing activity it would help me recall words and spelling.

I became active on the site immediately, and found the challenge of writing to be both frustrating and rewarding. My vocabulary and spelling recollection has steadily improved since I've been a member of DDO, probably 85% of what it was previously.

I am grateful to have found a website that allowed me to challenge myself enough to rebuild something that I dearly cherished and thought I had lost. Without active dialog on DDO, I may have not recovered my language skills.

Great to hear your story and your journey to recover vocabulary and word recall speeds.
Emmarie
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6/14/2016 10:19:14 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/14/2016 9:37:20 AM, Xerdex wrote:
At 6/12/2016 5:00:37 AM, Emmarie wrote:
At 6/11/2016 12:44:01 PM, Xerdex wrote:
I debate to become more mindful since it produces thoughts that cannot escape therefore forcing me to think carefully..

Did you guys find that your mind is more clearer after all this rigorous debating?

I'm interested in the consequences that you've noticed after rigorous debating for a reasonable amount of time.

In late January, 2016, I was loading firewood into our coal chute, that had a 2" thick x 18" diameter, cast iron hinged door, similar to the one in this link: [http://hometownbyhandlebar.com...] Our door hinges from the top as the one in the photo does but the metal it is hinged into is rusted. Anyway, I was frustrated that my sons or man wouldn't help me load the firewood since it had just begun to snow and I didn't want our 2 cords of wood that had been delivered earlier that afternoon to get wet, so I was working hastily to get the firewood indoors.

I began to cuss, "this is bullsh!t" when a peice of 17"x 5" oak got wedged diagonally, and when I bent in to dislodge it I yelled once again, "this is bullsh!t," at which time the vibration of my voice caused the cast iron door to come slamming onto the top of my head. How I managed to not be knocked out cold is beyond me. I didn't seek medical care and took it easy for the next few days, knowing I had a pretty serious concussion.

It wasn't until around 1 week later that I realized I had difficulty forming sentences due to a loss of the recall of words, and I also had a difficult time spelling. I had been live streaming US presidential debates the entire month of February and had noticed a link to this site a few times when I googled "debates." In early March I decided to check it out, thinking that maybe if I engaged in an active writing activity it would help me recall words and spelling.

I became active on the site immediately, and found the challenge of writing to be both frustrating and rewarding. My vocabulary and spelling recollection has steadily improved since I've been a member of DDO, probably 85% of what it was previously.

I am grateful to have found a website that allowed me to challenge myself enough to rebuild something that I dearly cherished and thought I had lost. Without active dialog on DDO, I may have not recovered my language skills.

Great to hear your story and your journey to recover vocabulary and word recall speeds.
Thanks :)