Most Of Us Have Been Educated From Birth To Compete

 May 08, 2019


Most of us have been educated from birth to compete, judge, demand and diagnose — to think and communicate in terms of what is “right” and “wrong” with people. We express our feelings in terms of what another person has “done to us.” We struggle to understand what we want or need in the moment, and how to effectively ask for what we want without using unhealthy demands, threats or coercion. As the founder of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D. says, “What others do may be a stimulus of our feelings, but not the cause.

 

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