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The dark side of emotional intelligence
Written by Adam Grant
Some of the greatest moments in human history were fuelled by emotional intelligence. In some jobs, being in touch with emotions is essential. In others, it seems to be a detriment. And, like any skill, being able to read people can be used for good or evil. New York Times bestselling author Adam Grant explores the complexity of having a high EQ.
Difficult is not the same as impossible
Written by Rebecca Solnit
It is late. We are deep in an emergency. But it is not too late, because the emergency is not over. The outcome is not decided. We are deciding it now. An emergency is when a stable situation destabilises, when the house catches fire or the dam breaks or institution implodes, when the failure or sudden change or crisis calls for urgent response. It’s when it becomes clear that the way things were is not how they’re going to be. Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit calls on us to rise to the moment.
Why do we feel awe?
Written by Dacher Keltner
Awe is the feeling of being in the presence of something vast that transcends your understanding of the world. What the science of awe suggests is that opportunities for awe surround us, and their benefits are profound. It’s good for our minds, bodies and social connections, says renowned psychologist Dacher Keltner.
“It is an exodus into the unknown, and our task is to make a home there for ourselves and for the nature from which we were never separate.”
Rebecca Solnit, p. 42