I have always been an argumentative person and have always tried to win any argument that I have ever got into. I especially get into fights with my parents all the time about everything. It always seems that they are out to get me and cause a conflict between us. There was this one time that I was able to weasel my way out of an argument by using persuasion to get the outcome that I wanted. During my last year at High School all my friends planned a trip to Cancun, Mexico for a week of relaxing and partying.
I told my parents as soon as possible which I thought would make a difference but it did not. I fought with them for several months everyday, every minute. They brought up several points that I could fight because they were too valid to oppose. It seemed that I was getting now where real quick so I decided to use reverse-psychology on my parents. It started of good but they did not fall for it.
So it ended up that I was not able to attend the vacation trip with my friends which lead to the time in which I was able to conquer my mom and dad. Later that year in the summer another group of my friends including me was invited by a friend to California to celebrate his 19th birthday. I knew that this was not going to be easy but I was determined to push my parents to allowing me to go. I used my previous altercation about Cancun to set the basis for my argument. My plan was bullet-proof and was unstoppable.
When it came time to push for my side I was able to counteract any questions or statement they had against. In the end I had won the argument but I still had to pay for the trip. I guess you can not get everything in life the way you want it. Through argumentation people are able to express their points of view and allowed to show their side of the story to defend them. Through the use of persuasion one can manipulate the opposition to agreeing with their objectives or views of the topic.