Maybe, at one point, you have lost your good judgment too.
This often comes when we argue with someone who is not held by the same mental restraints
For this point speaks, not only to who we associate our selves with, but how we argue in the first place.
I think most use sound logic and reflection a lot less than we think they do.
And how do I know?
Never underestimate how this works in groups too.
Andmaybe worse than impoverished. A hundred years ago G. K. Chesterton wrote, “If you argue with a madman, it is extremely probable that you will get the worst of it; for in many ways his mind moves all the quicker for not being delayed by the things that go with good judgment. He is not hampered by a sense of humouror by charity, or by the dumb certainties of experience. He is the more logical for losing certain sane affections. Indeed, the common phrase for insanity is in this respect a misleading one. The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. The madman is the man who has lost everything except his reason.”
-Alan Jacobs, How To Think