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Debate Score:12
Arguments:9
Total Votes:13
Ended:09/26/08
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Is it better to be loved or feared?

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Loved

Side Score: 10
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Feared

Side Score: 2
2 points

I would rather be loved than feared. If you are loved you will have many friends and lots of family. If you are feared people would be afraid to talk to you and be your friend. If you are loved you will be happy and will never be alone.....

Side: Loved
2 points

I believe that it is better to be loved for many reasons. One of those reasons is that one's power would not be as threatened if they are loved. For example, there was Adolph Hitler. Hitler was known for many things, for instance his ability to lead a country out of a great depression and his ability to take over more than half of the European world. But perhaps his best ability was to speak to people and rally them all together. But it wasn't just his ability to speak that enabled him to rule this great empire, it was that he was feared. Because of this there were many uprisings and the second world war came about to end his tyranny.

Side: Loved
1 point

i feel it is better to be loved because if you are loved then you also are respected but if you are feared you are not respected and people will one day lose their fear in you and turn on you because they do not respect you

Side: Loved
1 point

i believe that god does not fear me, but that he loves me. i would not want to be feared by god or in that case anyone i would much rather be loved.

Side: Loved
1 point

I think it is better to be loved than feared because when you are loved people will help you for all the kindness you have given them, but if they fear you they will let you get what you deserve.

Side: Loved
1 point

I think its better to be loved becauase thats a positive affection rather than a negative one with being feared. When you are loved by someone you get a much better outcome than when someone fears you.

Side: Loved
1 point

I believe it is better to be loved because if people love you they are a lot more likely to tell you the complete truth than if they are afraid of you.

Side: Loved
1 point

I would say that it is better to be feared because when you are feared is when people respect you more! When people tremble you, in my eyes, they secretly love you. I know many people who i fear in life, but in a way, that makes me want to try harder to be their friend and love them more. When people try to be all "bad a," is when people want to push themselves into liking them more. In this world, people want to be friends with the popular people, and in this case, the people who are feared even more. So when you are feared, in my eyes, is when your loved even more.

Side: Feared
1 point

I would think you would want to be feared because they can love you but they won't disrespect you. I would want to be respected but at the same time be loved. For respect I would choose fear but just to have that persons love I would choose love. You might think you can be loved and still have respect, sure maybe for a little while and then they get comfortable and they stop.

Side: Feared