Instigator / Pro
0
1491
rating
1
debates
0.0%
won
Topic
#2933

it is better to be feared than loved

Status
Finished

The debate is finished. The distribution of the voting points and the winner are presented below.

Winner & statistics
Winner
0
7

After 7 votes and with 7 points ahead, the winner is...

Intelligence_06
Parameters
Publication date
Last updated date
Type
Standard
Number of rounds
3
Time for argument
Two weeks
Max argument characters
10,000
Voting period
Six months
Point system
Winner selection
Voting system
Open
Contender / Con
7
1737
rating
168
debates
73.21%
won
Description

it is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.

Round 1
Pro
#1
Forfeited
Con
#2
My opponent has forfeited, leaving me the chance of building my constructive first and get the upper hand early.

Burden of Proof

According to Oromagi and Wikipedia, The Burden of Proof rests on Pro[1] as the topic is being instigated by Pro and there isn't any specifications that the Burden of proof is shared. There are two methods that I can win the debate. To satisfy either(if not both) would be enough.
  1. I have successfully used evidence to prove that it is NOT better to be feared than loved.
  2. I have pointed out how Pro failed to prove the topic statement
Right now, the second one goes without saying as Pro has not built his constructive yet.

Loved and Feared

This house believes that if not both, it is better to be loved than to be feared(Method 1).

Philosophically[2] and scientifically[3], it is VITAL for a human being to be loved. Now if one loves another(or oneself), the latter would be loved. As a result, if Love is important, then it is also important to be loved. Since self-love is love, and loving yourself makes you loved, [4][5] would also count here.

[6] A study shows that it is better to be loved than to be feared. I suspect Pro already knows about this article, but I doubt disproving Harvard's solid evidence would be a solid idea.

On the other hand, Fear is an emotion that would make you go AWAY from others[7], which would prevent you from exchanging love from that person. If someone fears you, you are a threat to them. I demand proof that being a threat to other beings is vital. If not, since there is proof that being loved is vital, it would mean that being loved is more important to a person than being feared.

Since it is better to have something that is vital than something that can be discarded for a person's mental health in this case, it is better to be loved than to be feared.

Conclusion
  1. It is better for one's mental health if one chooses something vital to one's mind instead of something non-vital.
  2. Being loved is mentally vital, being feared isn't.
  3. Thus, it is better to be loved than to be feared.

  1. I will win if I prove that it is better to be loved than to be feared better than my opponent.
  2. I proved that, My opponent didn't prove his side of the claim.
  3. As of this stage, I have the upper hand.
Sources

Round 2
Pro
#3
Forfeited
Con
#4
The BoP is on Pro. Pro has said nothing. I have proven Pro’s proposition to be incorrect in the last round and I decide to extend all arguments made by Con.

Vote Con.
Round 3
Pro
#5
Forfeited
Con
#6
Pro, the bearer of the BoP failed to prove why it is better to be feared than to be loved. I have proved that it is Not better to be feared than to be loved and there is no refutations yet. I extend my arguments.

Vote Con.