• This objective of getting what we want from other people-or getting them to do what we want them to do-threatens the autonomy of people, their right to choose what they want to do. And whenever people feel that they're not free to choose what they want to do, they are likely to resist, even if they see the purpose in what we are asking and would ordinarily want to do it.

    Marshall B. Rosenberg (2004). “Raising Children Compassionately: Parenting the Nonviolent Communication Way”, p.4, PuddleDancer Press