Some will run to look for and engage with others in controversy, while others will shy away. If the point of controversy is to together discover a better way, it is appropriate to engage. If the point is to offend the other idiots that just don’t get it, it would only be a waste of time.
As is the case with most interactions, those with a closed mind are poor participants. They will become upset if others wouldn’t agree. They would be so sure that they are right that they couldn’t accept another way. They are not looking for the truth, they are only looking to be right.
The truth is better discovered among many minds searching for the right questions before they would together apply the right answers to find the best solution. Controversy of thought, process and actions isn’t a bad thing among open minds seeking to learn. It however will become rather futile when a closed mind wouldn’t interact.
“In controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.” — Buddha —