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Light-hearted example of Practical Empathy (PE) based on Nonviolent Communication (NVC) being used in a disagreement between lovers.

Sassy Strummer wants to spend time with Drummer Boy out on the town. He wants alone time with his music. She gets angry and pushes for her way. He shows empathy while standing his ground.

This animation is short, funny, and shows ways to use empathy. And… zombies!

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Script and animation by Scott Swain.


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