i didnt realize STEELMAN is opposite of STRAWMAN.
the natural tendency of the average man is to pose a counterargument he can easily defeat, and then celebrate his Big Win over the strawdownie
the deliberate practice of the elite man is to come up with the best case he can against his position in order to find his holes - or even reconsider his entire position
for me, i like the figure of kicking a board to try to break it. if it holds up to kicking, it's good wood