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.

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.
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