I had an informative conversation of late.
Someone believed that bullying me and acting as a martyr would somehow convince me of something that was not reality. I had the empirical data. I had done the research. What was I missing?
In the course of that evening, I learned a valuable lesson in what people will do to get their way.
I ended the conversation with we'll agree to disagree. The other person decided to act like I threw unfounded accusations at him. Yeah, good luck with that. I can deduce quite nicely by myself, thank you.
When these types of situations arise, I like to walk away the best that I can and give myself time. Heated discussions never end well. So I just end them.
Even in adversity, a writer can learn from human interactions. Just like the article: Immersion Reading is Good for the Soul, delving into the human psyche as one or more characters can also help you understand real humans. Plus you can create three dimensional characters in your stories.
So this conversation went south, but there are ways to glean positives from the negative.
Have a great and wonderful day.