I made a Facebook post (Vie Ciné) about Emotional Intelligence. For most people those two words together is a foreign concept. This is the definition of emotional intelligence: Emotional intelligence (EI) or emotional quotient (EQ) is the capacity of individuals to recognize their own, and other people's emotions, to discriminate between different feelings and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior.(www.wikapedia.com)
The gist of the post was describing myself and how I react to certain people, how many people in my generation use the same approach. We mimic our approach by what we've seen growing up and the way we interface with one another isn't beneficial to our growth. Here's the post I made earlier:
A hard head makes for a soft behind. The way I'm built this saying applies to me about four times before it absorbs. The problem is I see the good in people and tend to magnify it ignoring the 75% horrible side. I wouldn't say I'm naive just too invested. I saw a video yesterday about emotional intelligence on the YouTube Channel Thought Crimez and both commentators were correct. The reason why this generation's relationships crash and burn then we turn around and say I'm anti social is because we go head first into relationships instead of investigating if this person is worth getting to know. Your parents were suppose to teach you this and if they didn't they either weren't in a healthy relationship to display in front of you or cut short your experience of studying one. That's why primarily in the Black community (with 70% plus children born out of welock) this generation of young adults don't have emotional intelligence. We speed up the getting to know processes, barely court, and in two days we're talking about babies or marriage. Most relationships like 99% won't be a love at first sight, married in 3 months type of deal. It's a long, thorough, critical process. We often talk about spiritual ties which is basically who you screw will always be a part of you but what isn't talked about that can equally be damaging is emotional ties. Opening your heart and emotions to the wrong person or not talking the time out to naturally let things play out over time. That's how you get bitter people who say they have trust issues because they made the mistake of letting someone into their lives who didn't deserve it. People like this will continue to make this mistake until lesson learned but what do you expect in a live fast die young society? Processed food. Processed minds (smartphones, trends, social game rules). Turn up generation. Side chick/side dude generation. Media fiends & reality show reinacting generation. We got to get our minds right and everything else will follow.
Do you agree with the statement I made about my generation and the importance of emotional intelligence? And am I the only one working on taking people for who they are completely and not holding on to the three branches of good they portray? Let me know in the comment box on the blog tab!
Be Blessed. Be Enlightened. Be Loved. ✌