HEY, there has been some excellent discussion amongst the incessant flames. Hmm. Yes, young intelligent adults probably spend of lot of their time nowadays polishing the verbal guns as they are practicing to become adults in a world awash with propaganda and lies (everyone pimping their perspective, many lacking character). Strong command of language helps develop the ability to assert power or discern bullshit from reality. Practicing negativity however, does also develop one's tendency to be negative. For a while the trade-off might be worth it, but in the long run negativity breeds unhappiness. Obviously if you don't care about happiness you might not care about all this. Pardon.