|“Purity of heart is to will one thing.”|
|— Soren Kierkegaard|
Sometime between 1985 and 1995, I became aware that, for years, roughly once a month I had faced a personal crisis; and some of these were pretty severe.
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Crux: That means it’s also present in ADULTS.
Related: A hidden epidemic
Ethnic differences don’t all need to be A Problem.
A certain woman has struggled for some years with alcoholism. I have followed her case because she’s close to me and because I am, after all, an alcoholic myself.
Friday, December 8, 2017
In doing research for a different post, I just now got a big surprise, from this Wikipedia article:
Many years ago, I recognized that individuals I regard as false prophets are unusually prone to die of cancer. I could provide a long list, but just now there’s no need. I developed a theory of an “irritable personality,” and supposed such a personality might rise from the same genetic bases as a tendency toward cancer.
From this article, it appears that I was right. Although it doesn’t give any detailed description of what might constitute a cancer-prone personality, it sets forth that, at least in some persons, the two are definitely linked.
Related: False prophecy in the news
Final note: Not all trolls are false prophets, but all false prophets are trolls.
(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.
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