For the rest of the show we hear from Marshall Rosenberg. Rosenberg is a psychologist and negotiator with expertise in resolving violent conflicts. Emerging out his work with civil rights activists in the early 1960s, Rosenberg created Nonviolent Communication (NVC), a communication process to help people exchange the information necessary to resolve conflicts and differences peacefully. This is the focus of his talk which continues into our second hour, and is aimed at introducing NVC. Rosenberg emphasizes the importance of 'natural giving' - altruistic giving which flows from our big-hearted ('giraffe') nature. This he contrasts to our 'Jackal' nature, which would have us play "Who's Right?", a moralistic game which inspires us to perpetuate violence by trying to punish wrongdoing and reward those who behave as we would like them to. In this recording he is working with NVC novices to help them clarify their real needs, and how they can express them their needs in ways that cannot be understood as efforts to control others' behavior. Efforts to control others he says, create scarcity in an abundant world very quickly.
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