I see many debates happening inside the forums and between people on slack that are respectful and intelligent. When I see that happening I feel hopeful about the future of Dash as a technology that serves people. I value clear and open communication. I also see debates, articles and adverts which take an adversarial approach and then I feel a bit depressed. I want to see people become allies rather than enemies. Are we able to change the way we communicate with people we disagree with or who attack Dash? Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a set of principles and techniques that serve to facilitate communication between people by removing judgement and blame. It has been used to help resolve armed conflicts and is just as applicable in everyday life. I encourage people to research it for themselves, I did a workshop in it earlier this year and the benefits have been so clear to me. With it I have turned potential conflicts into honest dialogues, freeing up a great deal of time and resources. I have been thinking that it would be really powerful for mods, journalists and the core team to receive training in NVC from qualified people local to them. Perhaps funding a professional and personal development strategy for the DAO would enable us to be better ambassadors for a technology that has liberation and consensus at its heart.