Blackjack players, what's the right move? Do you split 8s against a dealer 6? And, are you required 'think about the rest of the table' when play?

Julie_TS
The other night we were at a Cleveland area casino. It was a busy night... it was Saturday and the Indians had a late afternoon game, so lots of people came over after that.
I was playing blackjack with four other people, I had the first seat to the dealer's left. During the hand in question,
I was dealt a pair of 8s,
the guy next to me had 15,
3rd position had 19,
4th had 14
5th spot had 16.
The dealer was showing a 6.
At this point I decided to split my 8s and was dealt a Queen and a 10, ending up with a pair of 18s (yay me, right? one would think). Everyone else around the table stood on their original hands. The dealer then goes four cards deep to draw a 17.
The guy next to me then starts spewing out all of this mansplaining nonsense about how I totally misplayed my hand and got lucky, but in turn I 'screwed' the rest of the table. He said that had I stayed on my original 16 like everyone else around the table, the whole table would have won.
It is my experience that splitting 8s against any dealer card 2-7 was common place in blackjack.
Thoughts on that scenario, and do you consider other players at the table when playing your hand?
Blackjack players, what's the right move? Do you split 8s against a dealer 6? And, are you required 'think about the rest of the table' when play?
You should split 8s against a dealer 6
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You should NOT split 8s against a dealer 6
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You have a responsibility to play your hand with regards to other players at the table
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You DO NOT have a responsibility to play your hand with regards to other players at the table
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Blackjack players, what's the right move? Do you split 8s against a dealer 6? And, are you required 'think about the rest of the table' when play?
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