For the world to live in harmony one could assume the answer would need be the acceptance that we all have different needs and values.
Many people are aware of this but find it difficult to accept and respect other ideas when they differ from their own own.
When we say "we all see things differently " quickly it sounds like an obvious statement.
I became totally intrigued when I had it demonstrated to me just how differently we do , see things.
Like wise we have all learnt different ways to get what we want . I believe it is the way we go about this that determines the quality of our life . Why some people seem to have all the luck and live in a world of abundance while others go with out . I know there are often mitigating circumstances in some countries but you will still find many have and many have not. Why is this so?
At the moment I am closer to eighty than I am to seventy. I have spent most of this time trying to work out why it is so difficult for the whole universe to live in harmony. Each time the answer seems obvious a new dimension appears. Over the years I have spent many thousands of dollars talking with experts one on one or at seminars . I have read hundreds of books but since the internet has appeared on the scene information is much easier to source but it has become difficult to sort fact from fiction.
Each study of people who have had success in their chosen field have all indicated the key was empathy (not that they have used this word. ) and most would dismiss or even acknowledge it as being a major or even relevant part of their journey.
Over the years I have ignored this factor as well.
I have studied many different strategies to get what I want from life and would venture to say I have had above average success. My recent learning has been from following the works of Marshall Rosenberg PhD. He suggests the most sort after need people at this time seek could be the need for harmony . Not only with in families , or with in countries but on a global scale. His teachings set out to fill his needs in this field and with the hope that he will be able assist others fill their needs even if their immediate thoughts are not as ambitious as his.
When I started this course I immediately felt I had heard all of this before . I wont be as ignorant as to say I knew all of this but I had heard it before. I was stunned when I read the history of what Marshall called "Non Violent Communication" and found at one time he had called it "How to get What You Want." but found it was off putting to people and so changed the name several times until he felt comfortable with it. At times he refers to it as The"the language of life" .
His strategy was one I learnt in the sales arena but I did not see the value of it in the game of life so apart from when I moved into selling mode I seldom made use of it. His words had me examine exactly what Empathy was . I had no idea. At first I thought it was a similarity to sympathy . Was I surprised when I looked further into things. Why this Website ? I would like to convince people that what ever they want in life is possible to achieve. The saying goes what ever our mind can perceive we can achieve. I add as long as it is physically possible .