To Argue Productively, Meet in a Neutral Space

The spaces where we disagree have a hidden effect on our arguments

Buster Benson
Forge
Published in
4 min readNov 12, 2019

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Illustration: Siggi Odds

TThink back to a recent argument. Now put aside the argument itself and think about the environment that the argument happened within. Was there anything about the environment that encouraged or discouraged different fruit of disagreement to emerge?

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Buster Benson
Forge
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Product at @Medium. Author of “Why Are We Yelling? The Art of Productive Disagreement”. Also: busterbenson.com, new.750words.com, me.dm/@buster