Scoring a point, winning an argument, having it your way.
They might all seem like great things, except the damages they make are often greater than the satisfaction they bring.
If you find this difficult to grasp, think back at the last time you failed to score a point, you lost an argument, you did not have it your way.
What you felt back then is the same your counterpart is feeling today. And you know for a fact, it is not a feeling that it is easy to shake off, not a sentiment on which it is possible to build a strong relationship.
And so I guess the question would be: is it worth it?