I call out “Talking points” when I see them. Why? Unoriginal.
It’s not that they’re NECESSARILY invalid.
But it implies laziness on the part of the conversant.
I want to talk to the person I’m talking to, not to a megaphone for standardized bullet points from a youtube video or a blog.
This takes negotiating WITHIN the conversation itself.
This means: If I’m talking to someone and they are using talking points but have nothing BUT talking points, I might as well just go to their source and skip the conversation altogether.
I want to engage with people.
That’s my stance.