An NPR podcast explored what happens when people respond to situations in ways that are completely unexpected. A perfect example of this was an incident that occurred at a backyard dinner party in Washington, D.C. Suddenly, a man with a gun showed up and demanded money otherwise he was going to shot. As the situation escalated, one of the women offered him a glass of French wine and the situation changed.
This concept of responding to confrontation with kindness is called non-complementarity. Alix Spiegel, the host of the podcast, explored the concept on the air. Manuel Cinema brought the discussion to life with a shadow puppet performance. Check out the video below.