What is Emotional Intelligence – or EI for short?
Emotional Intelligence is the Sociological principle of Social Psychology.
Together with our personal Philosophies & Ethics, it is a set of Moral Standards of how Individuals interact with other Individuals in a group.
Emotional Intelligence is the Golden Rule in action, so to speak. It is treating others like you would like to be treated.
Emotional Intelligence teaches us caring, empathy, the ability to put ourselves in someone else’ shoes and treating other INDIVIDUALS as we would like to be treated ourselves: like an INDIVIDUAL.
It encompasses things like Etiquette, Manners, Decency, Ethics & Respect.
Bullies by definition have ZERO Emotional Intelligence: treating others as we would like to be treated. TV has created a “Bully Culture” that condones bad behavior.
Bullying is a problem.
Sexism is a problem.
Misogyny is a problem.
Emotional Intelligence is the Solution.
Emotional Intelligence is finding SOLUTIONS to Problems.
Anyone can find a problem. “Look at that PROBLEM.” “Yep. It’s a problem.”
You can complain about the problem.
You can wine about the problem.
You can fight, yell or scream about the problem…then sit back watch it get bigger & bigger & bigger as you add to the problem.
Or, you can find SOLUTIONS to the problem.
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness are universal ideals that we all hold dear. When we learn to live our lives with Emotional Intelligence, we don't BULLY OTHERS over philosophical differences.
We learn to "Agree to Disagree."
We learn to PEACEFULLY Co-exist.
We learn to treat PEOPLE as INDIVIDUALS.
In the Electronic Age we live in today, entire generations of people were raised by the TV, raised by the Radio & the lessons learned may not always translate well into treating others as you would like to be treated.