While working on my website and emails today, a tweet popped up about college students and getting grades for their emotional intelligence.
I clicked on the link and read through the artical. I reminded me of the book published in 1998 called “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.”
The question was whether college students should be given grades for emotional intelligence? (the question)
Then I read a comment from a person who asked “give credit for breathing?” That got me thinking — look out folks. I’m back at it again, analyzing. So, consider the fact that at age nine I started learning to play oboe. My lungs not yet fully developed (that process is completed at age 12), and there I was holding an instrument in my hands in which I had to, ever so slowly, hold and control my breath. hmmm, I think. I became a professional oboist about 12 years later (getting paid to perform and/or teach). Did I get “credit” for breathing or for controling my breath? I sorta think so. You can see my breath condensate (my science knowledge) on the inside of this oboe. Does that makes my invisible breath real?
At what point will we as humans, begin to accept that emotions ARE part of our existence. They are as real (or unreal, sometimes) as our breath. Emotions ARE real. Ask the folks who lost a loved one in one of the countless, senseless shootings across this country and world. What is the worst part of a death — not the loss of the body — but the loss of the spirit of the person, the personality, the air space the person occupied, the feelings that came WITH the person. Emotions can not be replaced with things or money. They ARE real. They need to heal just as any other part of our body needs to heal after a “boo boo” or down right surgery. Emotions are housed in our brains.
Subjective. Sure. So is art, music, writing, reading, dance, sports, medicine, lanquage, science. Lots of subjects are subjective. What we need is a form of measurement like the mathmeticians have managed to get to work in their favor. “It’s all about the numbers.” — one of my very unfavorite comments in the last year. There are SO many aspects of life that are “priceless” that have nothing to do with numbers.
iQ vs eQ (the difference)
iQ – intelligence quotient (answer)
eQ – emotional quotient (answer)
mEq – abbreviation for milliequivalent
hiQ – (answer)
uQ – university quotient — OK, this was odd
WeQ – wind erosion eQuation, worry emotionality questionaire, war event questionaire, work experience questionaire (check this out)
wiQ – Waring Intimacy Questionaire, Walking Impairment Questionaire, (huh?)
theyQ – alien emotions — just kiddin’ (or not?)
I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream. (answer)