Lately I have been wondering what the difference between standing up for ones opinion and arguing for the sake of arguing is. Recently many people have been upset over others taking arguments too far. But what defines taking the argument too far? We all have our own opinions and we all feel the need to defend them to varying degrees. However, none of our opinions will ever be changed or affected if we cannot listen to what other people have to say. One of the greatest ways to learn is through observation and listening. This way either we can change our own opinions based on all of the information out there or we can deepen the opinions we already hold. Through this we can all grow and further our knowledge on many levels. All it takes is a little patience and some good listening ears.