Since the beginning of the 1990s, the world is going through a saddening polarization where either because of religion or nationality, people kill one another. The hate speech, at any level relation, became a regular act. Economic and social welfare, as well the environmental issues rose up as they have never been. Violence against women and child abuse is one of the most important issues almost in every country. Migration is a global tragedy that every day, many innocent people die.
Those global issues affect every relation at any level and any communication or discussion at any scale. They change our values, increase our intolerance, and keep us unconnected to our needs and human nature. The gunmen shootings, in New Zealand and the Netherlands in March 2019, are two very unfortunate experiences we had. Can we deny the fact that these gunmen were deeply affected by all the hate speech around them? Can we consider that if they had an opportunity to get closer to the people they shot, maybe knowing them better, these shooting would have never happened?
According to an article published in Forbes, workplace bullying is frighteningly common and takes an enormous toll on our businesses. Research from Dr.Judy Blando (University of Phoenix) has proven that almost 75% of employees surveyed had been affected by workplace bullying, whether as a target or a witness.
Samples vary at any level of relationship and in any country.
Human intelligence is able to create genetical wonders or find ways to go to the Moon, yet to discuss differences, to negotiate when there is an issue to be solved, to respect each other or have effective dialogues are the skills we all need to get or improve for good.
Either we shall learn to negotiate at every level, or we shall kill another as it is one said, “eye for an eye, we all got blind”!
And truly, who doesn’t want a sustainable business or a peaceful country or an effective team at work, and an inspiring community to live in?