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Weeks 41 and 42: Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life 👅

Welcome to Weeks 41 and 42. Time to read:

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg

Just 19 pages (or 22 minutes) a day to finish it in 2 weeks :raised_hands:

I seem to be having a streak of audiobooks that are not necessarily what they lose to be. This happened to me with “Flow” and now I finished an audiobook on Non-violent Communication that I’m not sure was the actual book. Will have to check the ebook version to confirm.

Anyway, the ideas and methods presented appeal to me. I immediately saw how some of my conversations go the wrong way, simply because of exploring the ways to solve the conflict, both parties start defending their positions. I’ll be glad to try the methods in my next hard conversation!

Just completed this book; great read! :raised_hands:

@swap I was just about to write the same post. Finished it a few minutes ago and I really loved it :slight_smile:

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What did you love about it? What’s one piece of knowledge from the book you find particularly insightful?

For me, it was that anger is never caused by someone else but it’s a manifestation of your own needs. I really found this quite impactful. Overall, the book contained a lot of examples in a simple language. I’d rate it #2 among all the books we read this year, just after the Mom test. What about you guys? What were your takeaways?

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I’m a bit split between the worlds. I finished the audio versions of both this and Flow, which were in fact different to the books. So I’m reading “Flow” and “Happiness Hypothesis” at the moment and I plan to catch up on Non-Violent Communication later on. The audio version, though, was pretty good in itself!

Also, it’s interesting that you consider “the Mom Test” to be the number one. I naturally assumed “Sapiens” will take the place as is the case with most people I talked with (sometimes “Thinking Fast and Slow” gets mentioned as well)

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So I left 3 books midway this year and Sapiens, Thinking Fast and Slow are two of them. The content was undoubtedly good but it got repetitive later or the language wasn’t effortless to read, basically it could’ve been structured better.
For me personally, the Mom test and NVC have a reread value for me, because it’s so to the point w/o any jargon with practical examples that I can use straight away.

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