Our world offers sufficient resources for meeting everyone’s basic needs
The scarcity experienced by so many people arises because we have not designed our social structures to meet everyone’s needs. We can attribute any apparent scarcity to a current systemic limitation, a crisis of imagination, or a lack of skills for fostering connection. The study of and training in nonviolent communication increases individual and collective imagination, increases skills for fostering connection between people, and invites broad creativity and collaboration in the invention of systems that are more need serving than what we currently employ. Practitioners of nonviolent communication share a vision of a world where all people are getting their needs met and resolving their conflicts peacefully. In this vision, people use nonviolent communication to create and participate in networks of worldwide life-serving systems in economics, education, justice, health care, and peace-keeping.