You’re not a dumb or bad person for having an opinion. You’re a dumb or bad person for not being able to articulate your opinion in a calm, persuasive, and fact-based manner. This, of course, is something we’ve struggled with as a species since the advent of the comment section. Grossly facile statements, Godwinism, and ad hominem harassment has become commonplace in virtual houses of debate.
Whether you’re at home, in the office, or at a party, knowing how to make a convincing argument is an invaluable skill. So, the next time you’re arguing with your friends over who’s turn it is to buy beer, come prepared.