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Debating in small and big ways

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Debating in small and big ways

Resse Westerdale loves debating, however, sometimes in a heavy debate you need to take a break and step back from the conversation in order to reassess your point of view. Resse is taking a break to relax in this photo. Beacause “Debate like many things is an important thing to do. But debating can only get so far if they can’t negotiate,” said Westerdale.

Resse Westerdale loves debating, however, sometimes in a heavy debate you need to take a break and step back from the conversation in order to reassess your point of view. Resse is taking a break to relax in this photo. Beacause “Debate like many things is an important thing to do. But debating can only get so far if they can’t negotiate,” said Westerdale.

Resse Westerdale loves debating, however, sometimes in a heavy debate you need to take a break and step back from the conversation in order to reassess your point of view. Resse is taking a break to relax in this photo. Beacause “Debate like many things is an important thing to do. But debating can only get so far if they can’t negotiate,” said Westerdale.

Resse Westerdale loves debating, however, sometimes in a heavy debate you need to take a break and step back from the conversation in order to reassess your point of view. Resse is taking a break to relax in this photo. Beacause “Debate like many things is an important thing to do. But debating can only get so far if they can’t negotiate,” said Westerdale.

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On a foggy morning when Reese Westerdale started to debate with a preschool friend whether or not “you could lose bones”. Since she had just lost a tooth and knew that a tooth was a bone was generally considered to be a bone, Westerdale argued that you could in fact lose bones because she had just lost one. While her friend made the argument that a tooth was not a bone and therefore you could not lose bones.

 

That afternoon, Westerdale went home to talk over the debate of if you could lose a bone with her mother. Over a leftover bowl of oatmeal she hadn’t yet finished from that mornings breakfast, she asked her mother how someone could be so closed minded to simple facts. Her mother gave her space to talk out the emotional side of debating which helped Westerdale continue her stance towards the debate but recognize when it’s time to walk away.

 

This was one of Westerdale’s first experiences with debate and how debate is a necessity to progress but also a major component to repetitiveness. “Debate like many things is an important thing to do. But debating can only get so far if they can’t negotiate,” said Westerdale.

 

Altho Westerdale’s first debate was small it taught her to look at life with a critical eye and an open perspective. “Debate has helped me look at situations from a more logical standpoint views can always change if we give it a chance,” said Westerdale “Debate is just a skill used to connect the boundaries between people with conflicting ideas.”

 

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