U-Va. students challenge Rolling Stone account of alleged sexual assault • TV experts who aren’t • Fox news affiliate distorts coverage • Vast dogfighting ring in Baltimore, Baltimore County broken up • Monkey heroically rescues its friend • Phylicia Barnes update
Continue reading “Jackie” and The Rolling Stone
D.C. leasing winter space in motels for homeless families • G.O.P.-led House panel exonerates CIA on Benghazi • Exceptional horoscopes update 2014-12-15 • Limits of TV realism • Deer Encounters Her Doggy Friend and Dances With Joy • Pope Francis: Doggie Heaven Is Real • More about Stuart Chase • George F. Will is upset about Eric Garner
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Evolution is occurring practically right before our eyes. Continue reading “Puppy eyes”
(Originally posted 02/08/14.)
Adam Grant, The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence
Daniel Goleman, An Antidote to the Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence
Dilemma: a hammer can be used either to build a house or to destroy priceless heirlooms. Possessing the tool of emotional intelligence does not mean one will use it favorably. What makes the difference?
In anticipating this post, I searched for a traditional term for “emotional intelligence.” I decided that the traditional term for it is wisdom. The Old Testament consistently refers to people who have emotional intelligence as “wise.” Those who lack it, it calls “fools.”
In the previous post, we saw that emotional intelligence, or wisdom, is a major determinant of personal effectiveness and success in life; in short, of prosperity. To the extent one wishes all people to prosper, it seems desirable that all people be wise.
In short, the wise prosper.
But the wise aren’t necessarily good, and the good aren’t necessarily wise.
Continue reading The dark side of EQ
Appeals to authority, parental intervention, and a sense of justice exist across species — at least, among mammals.