Chapter 1 – A Dark Night Filled with Predators
Literacy in Our Shared Humanity (the human condition and trauma, the deception of dehumanization, love as a source of courage, the nature of aggression, human survival in the distant past and in the modern world, the importance of purpose and meaning, how trauma can cause alienation and rage, humanity’s natural inclination to have empathy for animals)
Literacy in the Art of Living (conflict is not necessarily destructive, seeing conflict as an opportunity)
Literacy in the Art of Listening (the strategic power of listening with empathy, increasing our empathy)
Literacy in the Nature of Reality (extinction in nature and how humans in the past overcame this)
Keywords: aggression, conflict resolution, dehumanization, empathy, human condition, love, martial arts philosophy, purpose and meaning, rage, trauma, war
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