If your Facebook news feed is anything like mine, it’s flooded with people attempting to present an argument about something. Sometimes the topics will be simple, and other times they will be complex. However, regardless of the complexity of the issue, people tend present these arguments as if there are only two sides. You should take these as examples of what you should not do.
According to the book, Practical Argument: A text and Anthology by Laurie G. Kirszner and Stephen R. Mandell, “It is a mistake to think that all arguments have just two sides—one right side and one wrong side.” This mistake is something that I am sure we have all been guilty of at some point because it is very easy to make, and It tends to happen most when we get passionate about a certain topic. At first, it may seem easier to argue one way or the other if there are only two sides to an argument, but I find that it makes it difficult to present a strong argument. Because of this, it is important that we always thoroughly examine the topic when presenting an argument. This is not only the correct thing to to, but it will definitely make things easier when presenting an argument.