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The Milgram’s Experiment

The Milgram’s experiment on obedience to authority figures was a series of social psychology experiments conducted by Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram.

They measured the willingness of study participants, men from a diverse range of occupations with varying levels of education, to obey an authority figure who instructed them to perform acts conflicting with their personal conscience; the experiment found, unexpectedly, that a very high proportion of people were prepared to obey, albeit unwillingly, even if apparently causing serious injury and distress.

Milgram first described his research in 1963 in an article published in the Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology and later discussed his findings in greater depth in his 1974 book, Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View.

A definition of Love (from waterproof books for bears!)

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Polar bears too like reading books, strange uhm but yep! We are used to read waterproof books because we are always in the water. They are made by some smart fairies and every month they leave some of them on the 3rd ice block near the seals pool 😉

I wonder what humans mean with the concept of love, they use this word everywhere, it seems they like it very much! Well, we bears too, and my concept of love will make no sense for you, not because you have no brain, just because it is very personal and btw because I have no brain!! here it is: love is an iceberg with a gelato shape. As I said, it makes no sense haha!

However I have this friend, Marshall, who is a very clever guy, and able to have a non-violent communication with every kind of humans (and animals as well, I am sure!).  On one of his waterproof books I found one more definition of Love, and here it is:

Love is not denying ourselves and doing for others; rather, it is honestly expressing whatever our feelings and needs are and empathically receiving the other person’s feelings and needs.

To receive empathically does not mean that you must comply— just accurately receive what is expressed as a gift of life from the other person.

Love is honestly expressing our own needs; that doesn’t mean making demands, but just, “Here I am. Here’s what I like.”

Rosenberg, Marshall (2012-06-01) >  “Living Nonviolent Communication” (p. 29)