Red Flowers, Arguments, And Insecurities
The following exchange is a typical argument between two small children:
Father: Look out the [car] window at the pretty red flowers over there.
Older sister: Ooooh pretty!
Younger brother: Me like them.
Older sister: You didn't see the red flowers. Only I did!
Younger brother: Me saw the flowers too!!
Older sister: No you didn't. Only I saw the flowers!
Younger brother: [frustrated and crying] No! Me saw the flowers too!!!
We may read this exchange and think it is completely ridiculous. Insert a political or religious opinion in the place of the red flowers and now it will sound exactly how some adults may argue at times.
It is baffling why a person who knows something with utter certainly will become so bothered by another person expressing a negation of it. Perhaps this all stems from a person's insecurities. If a person were secure and knew and trusted that something was a 100% fact, he would never be bothered by the ridiculous opinions of another who claimed otherwise.