I try to be open to ideas and conflicting opinions. Arguments are good for society. They help us improve our understanding and refine our opinions. Science is based on the scientific method and peers attempting to disprove your hypotheses. But in daily life, we're faced with many arguments that lack any basis in truth. We meet arguers who refuse facts that disprove their beliefs. So how do you handle this?
If it's an argument on the best flavour of ice cream, who cares? But some ideas can have far-reaching negative consequences. Flat earthers, for example, seem innocently stupid enough but if their ideas get enough weight and they spread their beliefs to their children society is negatively affected. How do we approach these people? Do we continue to argue with them in hopes of convincing them or do we dismiss their ideas for what they are (unscientific and illogical)?
How much disingenuous arguing do you tolerate?
At one point do you say enough is enough?
In an ideal world, you'd be able to have a rational discussion that respects everyone, You'd be patient and share your point of view and evidence behind it while understanding where the other side is coming from.
But the world isn't ideal. It can be exhausting and disappointing to have these discussions. They rarely lead to any changed opinions. So what do you do? Keep trying? Or give up?