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When people mistake arguments for fights or other forms of communication, they miss the fact that argumentation is fundamentally a cooperative and constructive activity.

Learning how to argue provides a huge range of personal and social benefits. This video explains more about why argumentation should be seen as a positive activity, and why everyone should want to become more skilled at argumentation.

Keeping what you just learned in mind, return to the example you found of an argument, and comment on whether you still think it is an argument, or whether it might be something else.