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"Shadow Of Mordor" Teaches Us How To Resolve Conflicts Peacefully

In Middle Earth they don't call it "getting centered," they call it "getting middled."

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Warner Bros Shadow of Mordor is a game about peacefully resolving conflicts with folks from other cultures.

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Follow these tips to resolve your conflicts mindfully and peacefully, Middle Earth-style.

1. Talk Through Your Issues Face To Face

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It's easier to remember that you're arguing with an actual person if they are right there in front of you.

2. Stay Grounded

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Remember that arguments are won by logic, not emotion.

3. Don't Fan The Flames Of Conflict

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You're not here to fight. You're here to find solutions that work for everybody.

4. Take A Step Back

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Try to get some perspective on the conflict by viewing it as if from a distance.

5. Stay Off Your High Horse

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Condescension is the #1 way to make an argument last longer. Avoid at all costs.

6. Confront One Issue At A Time

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Multiple issues = confusion. Confusion = frustration. Simplify.

7. Resist The Temptation To Go For The Throat

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We've all been in a situation where we can win an argument by getting hurtful, but is it more important to win the fight or to build consensus?

8. Don't hit below the belt.

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Keep it civil. Keep it pithy. Burning bridges is always a bad idea.

9. Never Lose Your Head

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Stay calm. When you raise your voice, lower your chances of a mutually beneficial outcome.

And, finally, when the argument is settled, always make a peace offering

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