seems you take a contrary side just because someone was snide in the way they stated their case and whether you side with them or not proceed to chew on them.
guilty as charged.
when it comes to logic and argument
i'm a bit of a perfectionist.
a case made, even if correct, by building
upon flawed assumptions is still 'wrong'.
i just slice thru the BS and expose the weakness of the argument,
and i'll also confess to enjoying debate for its' own sake.
i took debate in school, my entire family enjoys a good verbal scuffle,
my brother is a lawyer, the other is a teacher
and my mother unfortunately wasn't allowed to go to college,
in her day college was considered to be a 'waste' on women
who should stay home instead and make babies.
but she went back, in her 40s, and got her degree.
so i reckon at least some of my temperament is inherited.
i love to champion the underdog,
even when it's bush.