posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 03:21 AM
Sure there is, but it's mostly not about bettering all the unwashed out there in internet land, casting your pearls before them, etc. I mean if that
is what you're hoping to accomplish, then you really should just forget it.
It's mostly about informing yourself and improving your own thought process and most of all, your written communication skills.
Stick to one topic or a pick just a few, and you can become surprisingly well informed on them over time. But then again, it's also good to dabble in
lots of areas as an area unto itself, because it helps you stay informed in general, and lots of people are just too narrowly focused. It's a big
world so you do also need a broad perspective. These days, the too-narrowly focused are so often tripping over the big picture, broad perspective
stuff that they just didn't see till they stepped in it.
And just because other people don't seem to listen much doesn't mean you have to not listen as well. Do pay attention to what others claim in response
to your ideas and instead of trying to "win an argument" try instead to "win at life" by looking into their claim for yourself, if it seems
surprisingly strong to you. If you think it's a better idea, why not drop your weak idea in favor of the stronger one you found from communicating?
Especially do take notice of what other people are particularly well studied, experienced, etc in. If you like the topic too, you might feel the urge
to impress them, but try not to rant at them too much and instead try to keep THEM talking, because they're your chance to cut to the chase in their
area of expertise.