Arguments over the internet and the presence of Keyboard Warriors* is proof enough that the ongoing generation is screwed! You can't post a video up of Eminem without a raging debate settling in about Conspiracy Theories and Illuminati and Stonecutting Men (Freemasons)! Deadset, these days it's as if everyone has a Ph.D. and all they want to do is pour out their so-called knowledge and wisdom on the comment box!
And you'd think that with all the disputes and arguments on important issues flying around, that people would be much more knowledgeable and well-informed. But the thing is, it doesn't work like that, especially how your brain processes your thoughts - as a matter of fact, it's the opposite. The existence of these arguments will only make you stupid, narrow-minded and prejudiced!
Reminisce the times when your foolish friend rants about conspiracy theories such as Aliens staging the 9/11 Attacks or Illuminati taking control of the world. When they were shown evidence that their conspiracy theories were wrong, did they accept it? Did they truly back down? Did they reach a point of enlightenment and think, "Hey, that evidence is right...My conspiracy theories are wrong!"
Well guess what? That has literally absolutely positively never happened in the history of mankind. Even to crazy politicians who rant about the Carbon Tax and whose points have been contradicted by further [scientific] evidence, they'll just jump to the next point and continue to release their barrage of @#$!ery which attempts to back them up. In other words, they will continue to defend their position even after it is factually proven to be untrue and the fact that people will always try to guard their points, although proven wrong, is how arguing started in this sick sick world.
Humans are programmed not to seek the truth, but to win: Humans did not learn to ask questions and provide answers to find universal truth. We did it as a way to attain [social] dominance over others, truth and accuracy are irrelevant.
So the next time you're in an argument, remember that your brain is unscrupulous, and all it wants is to win.
Why don't you Google for some solid proof that backs up your argument, and when you fail to find even one (which will probably be on your first try), just stop. See if you can think to yourself, "I really was wrong."
Yup, harder than you think. These days, however, admitting you're wrong or attempting to prove yourself will be the difference between matrimony and divorce. Admitting you're wrong is one of the finest skills you can have these days (especially if you want to stay married), rarely will you find one with this skill!
*Person who starts fights and uses aggressive words over the internet, especially on MSN, Facebook and forums. Though normally a quiet, shy person in person.