The walk from "no" to "yes" - William Ury
William Ury, author of "Getting to Yes," offers an elegant, simple (but not easy) way to create agreement in even the most difficult situations -- from family conflict to, perhaps, the Middle East. (Filmed at TEDxMidWest.)
1. How do the San Bushmen people handle conflicts within their community?
2. How many sides does William Ury say are a part of any conflict?
3. What is the role of the third side of a conflict?
4. Who does William Ury say is the primary unifying figure and story of the Middle East?
5. William Ury talks about the importance of story-telling as a way to find the third side of a conflict. Have you ever had to stop and consider the story, the third side of a conflict? Did it help resolve the situation?
6. What do you think are the biggest potential challenges to always "go to the balcony" when facing a conflict? Do you think this it the best approach?
7. Do you face any conflicts in your community? Do you think an Abraham Path could help encourage people to see the third side of the conflict?
8. In addition to helping people see the third side in the Middle East, what else does the Abraham Path help to support?