Although I don't like to label people (whether as "heroes" or "villains" -- as it makes it harder to really see them and communicate with them) I might call Marshall Rosenberg a hero. He gave up a career as a psychologist, many years living on marginal income, to be able to help people resolve conflicts peacefully. Eventually he wrote a book (Nonviolent Communication) and formed a volunteer organization called CNVC that has helped resolve conflicts all over the world. One thing that makes the heavy duty heroes to me is that they persist over years and years -- often with little support and at first little success. It's far easier to look like a hero in a dramatic emergency (as when I used to be an ocean lifeguard) than to persist at making life-supporting changes in society over the long hall -- So to me those slow and steady workers for "a better life" are the real heroes.
If this interests you check out www.cnvc.org or www.compassionatecommunication.com
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