|MDO 2011. The resolution is an eyesore - eye'm sorry!|
Debate tournaments were always one of their kind - the selection processes required me to absorb so much information in a non-static way like I do in the classrooms. That I was required to actually properly apply everything else (having a solid background in general knowledge really helped too), thinking on the spot, changing my perceptions in just the blink of an eye to a cater to the new direction the cases were being taken in - debate helped to sharpen the rationalist I already was. I started to reason more than I already did, everything needed a proper justification to it, if you don't justify something in the present, then hopefully the end will justify the means.
If you think high school debates were intense, heck, you need to try debating at a varsity level. It's engaging, and the adrenaline rush I derived from those were like drugs. Heck man, debates were thrillingly intense.
Why do I miss debate right now...