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  1. Jan 2021
    1. Just saying “snaps are slow” is not helpful to anyone. Because frankly, they’re not. Some might be, but others aren’t. Using blanket statements which are wildly inaccurate will not help your argument. Bring data to the discussion, not hearsay or hyperbole.
    1. Blanket statements are never useful. They are nebulous and often send the wrong message. They seed doubt and mistrust and are usually intended to make a grand point about how right the person making the statement might be. They tend to be self-serving even when outwardly it doesn’t appear that way. In other words, we make blanket statements because we want to make a point that makes us look right and therefore look good in the position we are taking.
    1. A blanket statement is a sentence that assumes as truth that something applies to absolutely everything it is discussing. As an example: All people get angry. And the difficulty with such a statement is that the vast majority of the cases, the sentence simply isn't accurate. As we know, people, such as monks, who work to control their emotions, simply DON'T get angry. So it is a comment made to convince one of the validity of an argument when the statement itself has no validity.
    2. A blanket statement is a vague and noncommittal statement asserting a premise without providing evidence (such as specific numbers).