Yes, the reaching out and being heard is much more important than the silliness of winning a debate.
That was such a great comment you left on my blog about our difficulties in asking for support for our passions. Actually I don't find it any easier to ask for support in times of difficulty either. So glad to know I am not alone in feeling like this ;-)
Moderation, balance, perspective. All ways to say the same thing. Nothing is accomplished by going to extremes.